St Augustine myths debunked

Scenes from Tuesday’s “Mythbusters: Fact and Fiction” where some of the myths of St Augustine’s history were debunked as part of the Discover First America program produced by the city’s 450th Commemoration this week.

From seven-foot tall Timucuan Indians to buried pirate treasure, fictional accounts and historical embellishments of St Augustine will be examined, exposed and laid to rest in a lively game show setting.

The evening’s highlight was a historical reenactment of the First Thanksgiving.

Audience members left the program, armed with history and facts.

Images have been contributed to Historic City News by photojournalist Raphael Cosme.

This event was sponsored by Tour St Augustine.

Photo credits: © 2012 Historic City News contributed photograph by Raphael Cosme