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Artillery on display in St. Augustine

450th commemoration, cannons, castillo de san marcos, british siege, james oglethorpe (Lorena Inclan)
One of the 18th century replica cannons that will be placed at Oglethorpe Battery Park in St. Augustine. (Lorena Inclan)
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Updated: 6/30/2013 11:49 am
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Three 1,120-pound, 18th-century replica cannons now occupy a park that once was the site of a 38-day siege led by the British.

The city of St. Augustine, along with several other  organizations, raised $13,000 to cover the cost of the project.

The canons were officially unveiled Sunday at their final resting place at Oglethorpe Battery Park.

The cannons are on concrete slabs and aimed toward the Castillo de San  Marcos, just like they were aimed by General James Oglethorpe's men back in 1740.

Oglethorpe Park is located at the intersection of Oglethorpe, Arredondo and Alcazar streets in St. Augustine.

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