Ponce de Leon Historical Park marker dedicated to America's first colony.

Ponce de Leon Historical Park marker dedicated to America's first colony.

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/267973
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Title

  • Ponce de Leon Historical Park marker dedicated to America's first colony.

Image Number

  • DGM0159

Year

  • 1972

Date Note

  • Photographed in April 1972.

Series Title

General Note

  • Note marker reads, "The first European settlement in what is now the United States was established on the shores of Charlotte Harbor by explorer Juan Ponce de Leon and a band of more than 200 soldiers, priests, farmers, artisans and monks. The colony lasted for about six months, finally collapsing after a battle with hostile Caloosa Indians in which Juan Ponce was mortally wounded. The exact location of the colony is still unknown, but it pre-dated the Jamestown colony and the Pilgrim landings by nearly a century, and the establishment of St. Augustine by a quarter of a century."

Photographer/Personal Author

Physical Description

  • 1 slide - col.

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Ponce de Leon Historical Park marker dedicated to America's first colony.
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