Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: Cubo Line - City Gates
Title: City Gate Tablet Rededication Ceremony at The City Gate, St. Augustine
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 Material Information
Title: City Gate Tablet Rededication Ceremony at The City Gate, St. Augustine
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: Cubo Line - City Gates
Physical Description: Brochure/pamphlet
Language: English
Publication Date: 1972
Physical Location:
Box: 8
Divider: Cubo Line - City Gates
Folder: Cubo Line - City Gates
 Subjects
Subject: Saint Augustine (Fla.)
Cubo Line (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
City Gates (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine
Coordinates: 29.897892 x -81.313605
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00095515
Volume ID: VID00002
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.

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CITY GATE TABLET
Rededication Ceremony

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The City Gate, St. Augustine
November 9, 1972
1:30 p.m.


A Castillo de San Marcos
Tricentennial Activity
1672-1972


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The earthwork known as the Cubo Line, running
from the Castillo de San Marcos westward to the San
Sebastian River, was reconstructed in 1739. Since that
time the City Gate has been located at north St. George
Street. However, it was not until 1808 that the present
masonry pillars and abutments were built by Spanish
Royal Engineer Manuel de Hita. Contrary to tradition,
no drawbridge was provided. One was Il,..:L.J>.1-, in
1817 but the recommendation was not carried out.

East Florida was transferred to the United States
from Spain in 1821. At that time the City Gate con-
sisted of a two-leaf wooden door with a leaf hung on
each pillar. To cross the moat, there was a bridge,
with railings, that rested on four piers.

The City Gate was almost destroyed in 1827. The
city mayor began replacing the wooden bridge with a
masonry causeway. Before he was stopped by the
United States Army, he had torn down the sentry box-
es and removed three or four courses of stone from
the northeast corner of the east abutment. The dam-
age went unrepaired for 50 years, but in 1879 the city
reconstructed the boxes and replaced the missing
stones.

Ever since then, the City Gate has been carefully
preserved. It became a triangular park when the Cubo
Line moat was filled in 1908. The city was allowed,
in 1913, to strengthen the east abutment, repoint the
masonry, and plant grass. The National Park Service
repointed the gate and the causeway in 1947. And in
1965, to cooperate with St. Augustine's Quadricenten-
nial celebration, the NPS improved the City Gate by
reconstructing the firing step and part of the former
earthwork, widening and grassing the moat, restoring
the causeway sides, and providing the shelled walk and
sidewalk for pedestrians.


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SUPERINTENDENT GEORGE F. SCHESVENTER
Master of Ceremonies


Musical Prelude
Posting of the Colors


National Anthem
Invocation

Recognition of Guests
The City Gate


Precision Drill Team
Demonstration

The 1907 Tablet



Presentation of
New Tablet


Unveiling of Tablet


Musical Selection
Acceptance of Tablet
Benediction

Musical Postlude


Band
Marine Aviation Training Support
Group Color Guard, Naval Air
Station, Jacksonville
Band
Rev. Michael C. Boss, Pastor
Trinity Episcopal Church
..I '- r of Ceremonies
Al John D. Bailey, Chairman,
Historic St. Augustine
Preservation Board
MATSG, Crossed Rifles Precision
Drill Team, Staff Sergeant
Gregory M. Day
31i- Dena E. Snodgrass, Board of
Managers, National Society of The
Colonial Dames of America in the
State of Florida
Mrs. Judson Freeman, President,
The National Society of The
Colonial Dames of America
in the -l :te of Florida
Mrs. Freeman and :I Bruce Miller,
Deputy Director, NPS, Florida-
Caribbean District
Band
'. Bruce Miller
Rev. Harvey A. Hartman, Pastor
Memorial Lutheran Church
Band


MUSIC BY
KETTERLINUS JUNIOR HIGH BAND
Mr. Don Robinson Conducting


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