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Byline: Rodney Crouther STAFF WRITER
The site sits a few miles north of St. Augustine, just a mile or so off of U.S. 1 in northeast Florida, but until about a decade ago, only a handful of people knew it existed.
Gracia Real de Santa Teresa de Mose, a North Florida settlement and fort, may have been the first, legally sanctioned free black settlement in what is now the United States.
More than 250 years ago it was a haven for early runaway slaves and the first line of defense for Spanish Florida against the British colonies. Now, Fort Mose (pronounced "Mo-zay"), or parts of it at least, has come to Punta Gorda.
The exhibit, "Fort Mose: …