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Soil sample to be taken from Fountain of Youth

Archaeologists digging for Spanish history in St. Augustine
Archaeologists digging for Spanish history in St. Augustine
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Updated: 7/02/2013 7:22 pm
St. Augustine, Fla. -- The Florida National Guard will be collecting a soil sample from the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park in St. Augustine, Fla.

The Guard has been collecting these samples from various locations around the state, and the world where Florida Guard members have fought.

The soil sample will be used in a ceremony in September, to dedicate the parade field in front of the St. Francis Barracks.

It is believed that the Fountain of Youth site is the location where Pedro Menendez de Aviles gathered male settlers, and called them into service of the King of Spain as militia.
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tlynn - 7/2/2013 9:02 PM
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And also slaughtered Native Americans, and we are celebrating the service to the King of Spain!?!?! What am I missing here?
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