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San Antonio Park - San Antonio, FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
N 28° 20.165 W 082° 16.367
17R E 375241 N 3135090
Quick Description: San Antonio Park, located in the city of San Antonio, was restored in 1976 as part of the Bicentennial celebration in Florida.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 3/27/2011 9:46:46 AM
Waymark Code: WMB2HG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 2

Long Description:
This is a lovely little park that sits in the center of town. It includes a nice playground, a gazebo for town festivities, benches, picnic tables, lots of shade trees for picnicking, a pretty little flower garden, and an interesting metal sculpture of a turtle.

An historical marker in the park provides the following information about the town and the park's restoration for the Bicentennial:

"Judge Edmund F. Dunne, ex-Chief Justice of Arizona, founded the Catholic Colony of San Antonio, Florida in 1881. Judge Dunne was a distinguished Catholic layman, a famous jurist, an editor, linguist, horticulturist, world traveler, and life long scholar and educator.

The restoration of this beautiful park in the heart of the community almost 100 years after its founding is a memorial to Judge Dunne. Dedicated in the Bicentennial Year 1976, through the cooperative efforts of the citizens of San Antonio and the Bicentennial Commission of Florida."
Name: San Antonio Park

Street Location: 12202 Main Street

Local Municipality: San Antonio

State/Province, etc.: Florida

Country: USA

Date Established: 1881

Picnic Facilities: Picnic tables

Recreational Facilities:
Children's Playground


Monuments/Statues: A sign about Fredrick Joseph "Fritz' Friebel, catcher of Florida's record bass

Art (murals/sculpture, etc.): Turtle sculpture

Web Site: Not listed

Memorial/Commemoration: Not listed

Fountains: Not listed

Ponds/Lakes/Streams/Rivers/Beach: Not listed

Special Events: Not listed

Traditional Geocaches: Not listed

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