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Juan Ponce de Leon (1460-1521) He believed Florida was an island. He came ashore April 2nd, 1513; named it after the Easter feast of flowers, "Pasqua florida." After fighting Carib Indians of the Lower Antilles, he returned to Florida in 1521; he tried to establish a settlement, but was driven off by the Indians, and fatally wounded. He died in Havana, Cuba.
I instantly loved the origins of my state, Florida's name, a little something extra. *
With Easter just around the corner, it feels right to include the “feast of flower’s”, honoring the resurrection. and...honoring my Florida and the origins of the state name.
* screaming yellow hibiscus & hot pink hibiscusSnapshots
the wild magnolia
* (I have studied history previously, evidently I did not pay attention about the naming of Florida.)