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Spanish Explorer Ponce de Leon First Sighted Florida in 1513

Today in Latin American history, Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León first sighted land in what is now Florida in 1513. Ponce de León named the land La Florida ("Flowery Land") upon landing there during the Easter season. continue reading »

Florida Celebrates 500 Years and Spanish Explorer Ponce de Leon

Florida this weekend is commemorating the 1513 arrival of Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon on its shores, a landing and expedition that marked the beginning of the Spanish presence on mainland North America and, in effect, put the continent on the map. continue reading »