Ryan J. Wheeler


Several scholars have offered information and opinions on the date of construction of the Spanish stone fort and stone watchtower at San Marcos de Apalache.1 Two Spanish dedication tablets from the fort, presently in the collection of the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, Palm Bach, have been cited in these attempts at temporal assignment, but there has been no scholarly attempt to doument the tablets or translate inscriptions on them.2 This essay presents information on the tablets, a transcription of the engraved tablet, comparison with similar architectural features, and some thoughts on the dating of the tablets and their bearing on the construction of the stone fort and stone watchtower at St. Marks.