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    Fort Matanzas

    National Monument Florida

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June 12, 2014
Final General Management Plan Released
The final version of the General Mangement Plan has been released.

Did You Know?

A Spanish bronze cannon shown the characteristic green patina caused by copper rusting

Black, or gun, powder is a mix of potassium nitrate, sulfur, and charcoal used as a propellant charge in cannons. Burning rapidly when ignited, it expands 600 times its volume creating pressures that can hurl a cannonball up to 3.5 miles! Ft Matanzas National Monument, Florida