Constitution Monument - 1812

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There are many connections between the U.S. and Spain, one of which is commemorated in St. Augustine. In 1813 Martin Hernandez built his 18-foot monument to Spain's 1812 Constitution. Spain only required memorial tablets to be made by each of her colonies, but the local St. Augustine government insisted on the obelisk. Little did they know that almost a decade later in 1821 Florida would become a U.S. territory, thus ending Spanish rule. (Submitted by Roger Eric)

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