William (Bill) Adams received his Ph.D. in history from Florida State University and presently serves as director of the Department of Heritage Tourism for the City of St. Augustine. He has taught history at FSU and served as executive director of the Florida Bicentennial Commission. He also presided over the Historic St. Augustine Preservation Board from 1977 to 1985 when that agency completed historic surveys of the city and county. He is the author of St. Augustine and St. Johns County: A Historical Guide.