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The Falcon Banner has posted a new item, 'On This Day: Ponce de Leon Claims
Florida for the Spanish Crown
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On this day in 1513, Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon lands near
present-day St. Augustine to explore the Florida coast. He was searching
for a “Fountain of Youth,” a magical water source said to bring eternal
youth. (He didn’t find it.)

Ponce de Leon made a detailed exploration of what he thought was an island,
and named it “La Florida” because he discovered it during the Easter
“Pascua Florida,” or “Feast of Flowers” feast.

Ponce de Leon will return in 1521 and try to set up a permanent colony.
However he will be wounded after a battle with Native Americans. His force
will retreat to Cuba, where he will die.
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