Stories of the Bluff

Early French records mention a "mountain" in the landscape descriptions of the area near Fort de la Caroline. Those familiar with Florida geography will notice an issue with such a description. Some historians assume that the so called "mountain" may be the bluff along what they called the River of May, we know it as St. Johns Bluff.

The history of this area and its strategic importance as a lookout, starts long before the French arrived. Perhaps even from this very point Timucua speaking Mocama watched as French ships sailed up the river. From indigenous people, to English naturalists, Civil War battles, to a National Park Service site today the timeline of St. Johns Bluff can be explored with these educational videos. We hope to highlight the science, technology, and artforms of the past. Please enjoy the Stories of the Bluff.

Last updated: May 10, 2022

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