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Land of flowers



La Florida

April 8 is Ponce de Leon Day! In 1513, Juan Ponce de Leon’s ships landed on Florida’s east coast near present-day St. Augustine. He claimed this land for Spain and named it La Florida, place of flowers. Learn more at fcit.usf.edu/Florida/lessons/de_leon/de_leon1.htm. Share what you learned and your favorite thing about Florida.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 1:13pm]


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