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Updated: 11/23/2017 08:30:01AM

Three Florida resources on the National Register of Historic Places

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The Michigan Avenue Bridge (currently known as the Columbus Drive Bridge) spans the Hillsborough River north of downtown Tampa.

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Oaklawn Cemetery includes two of Tampa?s historic cemeteries: the original Oaklawn Cemetery, founded in 1850 as the city?s first public cemetery, and the adjoining St. Louis Cemetery, a Catholic cemetery dating to 1874.

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The Storm Wreck was discovered in 2009 by the St. Augustine Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program.

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TALLAHASSEE — Secretary of State Ken Detzner announced today that the Michigan Avenue Bridge and Oaklawn Cemetery in Tampa and the Storm Wreck off the coast of St. Augustine have been listed on the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places.

“I am pleased to announce the designation of these three resources on the National Register of Historic Places,” said Secretary Detzner. “The Michigan Avenue Bridge is one of the last bobtail swing span bridges in our state, and Oaklawn Cemetery, the first public cemetery in Tampa, has been a consistent presence in the city’s history. The Storm Wreck, a mile off the shore of St. Augustine, dates back to the American Revolution. These resources demonstrate the wide variety of historic sites throughout Florida.”

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