SUSAN R. PARKER: Love of leisure lured a president to St. Augustine

Women in St. Augustine and St. Johns County voted for a U.S. president for the first time in 1920. Local women joined females across the United States as first-time voters after the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was added earlier that year. That amendment prohibited sex-based restrictions on voting. Women were already voting in a few western states before the adoption of the 19th amendment. (In 1971, the 26th Amendment lowered the voting age nationwide to 18 years old.)

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Susan Parker: Boles' tenure as mayor matches longest in city history

One of St. Augustine’s two longest-serving mayors will soon leave office. Mayor Joseph L. Boles Jr., will step down, ending eight years as mayor (... Read more

Parker: Hurricane saved St. Augustine from one pirate raid

St. Augustine thwarted at least three pirate raids within a four-year period in the 1680s.

We hear little about these threats as a part of... Read more

Nation's Oldest City: The News was hard to get


News today is ubiquitous — it joins us for lunch and happy hour. We hear nonstop information while we wait to board our plane. But... Read more

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