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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • FLY CANADIAN PACIFIC, c. 1950s

Fort Marion: 1938

Fort Marion: 1938

Circa 1938 National Park Service silkscreen poster for Fort Marion National Monument. View full size. Available as a Juniper Gallery fine-art print.

 

Thanks for the wiki lookup.

It's strange that it was called Fort St. Marks as well. In my hometown on the Gulf Coast of Florida, 25 miles south of Tallahassee, is a nearly identical fort on the mouth of two rivers, one of which is the St. Marks. The fort, in the town of St. Marks, is San Marcos de Apalache, or St. Marks of Apalachee, in Wakulla County est. 1864.

Fort Marion? Who knew.

I have been to this fort several times and did not know that it had been called Fort Marion. It really is worth the time it takes to tour it. On my last trip two years ago, a young tour guide was demonstrating how to fire a black powder rifle and could not get it to fire at all. I felt embarrassed for him but I thought of all of the soldiers who also had problems with those primitive firearms. Imagine if you were being attacked and you could not get the guns to fire!!!

Fort Marion

According to Wikipedia the Castillo de San Marcos "was known as Fort Marion from 1821 until 1942, and Fort St. Mark from 1763 until 1784 while under British control."

Fort Marion

One would have to assume that this is the Castillo de San Marcos in downtown St. Augustine along the bayfront. I have lived here most of my life and have never heard it called Fort Marion. Great poster.

Good show!

This one is very good for an American. Almost as good as the English could have done at the time.

 
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