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St. Augustine Archaeological Association Monthly Meeting
A talk will be given by Wendy Puckett, an archaeologist with Jacksonville’s LG2 Environmental Solutions titled, “Losing the Toe: A Journey through Tocoi, Florida”.
In the mid-19th century, the safest route to St. Augustine was not by sea, which involved navigating a treacherous inlet, shifting sands, and sunken vessels, but rather passage across land from the St. Johns River. To aid this travel across land, a rail line was built connecting St. Augustine with Tocoi which lies directly west of the City.
Prior to this industrial connection, the settlement of Tocoi held a thriving Spanish moss industry and fortification constructed during the same period as Fort Mose. As early as 1602, Tocoi is recorded as a ... view more »
74 King St, St. Augustine, FL 32084