St. Augustine in the Roaring Twenties

Beth Rogero Bowen has done it again with this new edition to her Postcard History Series, St. Augustine in the Roaring Twenties. This period saw the marshes of Anastasia Island filled in to become Davis Shores subdivision and the beautiful Bridge of Lions built to connect the island to the city. And that was just one part of the land boom that impacted our area. All of it, however, came crashing down in the real estate crash in the late 1920s.  These events and more are documented with an amazing collection of postcards and photographs. My personal favorite is a portrait of young Miss Ellender Alden who would touch many lives in this community during her teaching career that spanned the better part of 50 years.

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