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The Oldest Florida Shipwreck

Archaeologist Dr. Della Scott-Ireton discusses the 1559 attempt by Spain to establish a permanent colony in the New World at Pensacola. Tristán de Luna led the expedition, but his colony was devastated by a hurricane one month after landing. The Emanuel Point One shipwreck was discovered in 1992 and is believed to be one of de Luna's vessels.

Mark-In Point: 01:12 Length: 12:47

1513 Moment - The Relocation of St. Augustine

Spanish colonial historian Dr. Susan Parker discusses when St. Augustine first existed for five years on a barrier island at the entry to the harbor before moving to its present-day location.

Mark-In Point: 14:26 Length: 01:47

Shakespeare in Florida

Dr. Maurice O'Sullivan, co-director of the Florida Center for Shakespeare Studies, talks about the universal appeal of Shakespeare for students in Florida.

Mark-In Point: 16:19 Length: 05:51

Letters from the Seminole Wars

History professor Dr. James Denham talks about the letters of Corinna and Ellen Brown, two sisters who were born in New Hampshire and moved to Florida in 1835 on the eve of the Second Seminole War.

Mark-In Point: 21:50 Length: 06:05

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SEGMENTS | The Oldest Florida Shipwreck | 1513 Moment - The Relocation of St. Augustine | Shakespeare in Florida | Letters from the Seminole Wars


Florida Frontiers; Shipwrecks; Colonial History; St. Augustine; Education; Seminole Wars; Native American