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The city of St. Augustine Florida is the first permanent European settlement in the continental United States. St. Augustine was established in 1565 and has been continually occupied ever since. The area around St.Augustine was first explored by Ponce de Leon and was claimed for the Spanish crown. The Florida peninsula had previous Spanish settlements but due to problems that existed for the earlier settlers these settlements had failed. [Read more…] about St. Augustine, Florida