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Monday, April 02, 2007

Florida History


Hey Malcolm! Why don't you run with this? (business term meaning expand on what I've included and teach it to the class)

This Day in History

Ponce de León Sets Foot on Florida (1513)

On March 3, 1513, Ponce de León set out from Puerto Rico and sailed NE through the Bahamas. He sighted the Florida peninsula, which he took to be an island, late in March and landed near the site of St. Augustine early in April. His arrival coincided with the Easter feast, Pascua Florida, which is probably why he named the land he claimed for Spain "La Florida." What is thought to be the source of the claim that Ponce de León was searching for the Fountain of Youth? More...

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