Episode 62: St. Augustine & The Haunted Lighthouse

Annie tells Johanna some of the fascinating history of St. Augustine, the oldest city in the United States. From the ‘discovery,’ and colonization of Florida by Spain’s famed explorers, Juan Ponce de Leon and Pedro Menendez de Aviles, to the first Underground Railroad, of Native people helping escaped slaves find freedom in Fort Mose…through the second Spanish period, and the construction of the very haunted Saint Augustine Lighthouse. We talk about the USA’s first male and female Hispanic American lighthouse keepers, and discuss some of the tragedies that may have contributed to the haunting. This one has a little bit of everything…

E62: St. Augustine

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