The St. Augustine Historical Society’s Executive Director Dr. Susan Parker recently attended the organizational meeting of the Old Spanish Trail Centennial in Mobile, Alabama on December 10-12, 2015.
Spanning from St. Augustine to San Diego, the Old Spanish Trail was similar to other early twentieth century themed highways. The Old Spanish trail encouraged road improvements, bridge construction, and increased travel. The St. Augustine Historical Society’s exhibit “Zero’ing in on the OST Centennial” used a collection of photographs, event programs, and newspaper clippings to show the coquina Zero Mile Marker over the last several decades.
Due to Dr. Parker’s attendance and the St. Augustine Historical Society’s sponsorship, St. Augustine was designated an Official Old Spanish Trail City on December 11, 2015. St. Augustine is one of fourteen locations to receive this distinction.