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History of Florida.


History of Florida from the expedition of Ponce de Leon in 1513 through the first years of the twentieth century.

Table of Contents

1513. How Florida was discovered. Ponce de Leon's search for the Fountain of Youth -- 1520. The slave-hunting expedition of Vasquez d'Ayllon, and voyages of Miruelo, De Cordova, and Alaminos, seeking for gold in Florida -- 1527. Panfilo de Narvaez's march through Florida from Clear Water Bay to Appalachee -- 1528. How Narvaez and his men undertook to reach Mexico in their boats -- 1528-38. Story of the remarkable adventures of Cabeca de Vaca -- The strange attraction Florida had for adventurers -- 1539. The story of how the famous cavalier, Hernando de Soto, undertook the conquest of Florida -- 1539. De Soto's march through East Florida -- 1540. The Battle of Mauvilla -- 1539-42. Route of De Soto's expedition through Florida and his subsequent journey to the Mississippi River -- 1549-60. An account of some other expeditions to Florida -- 1562. The coming of French Huguenots to Florida under Ribaut -- 1564. The second French Huguenot expedition to Florida under Ren´e de Laudonni`ere -- 1565. The French expedition under Ribaut, sent by Coligny, to relieve Fort Caroline -- 1565. Shipwreck of Ribaut's vessels on the coast of Florida -- 1565-67. The troubles which beset Menendez in founding his colony -- 1567. The notable revenge executed by the French captain, Dominic de Gourgues, on the Spaniards in Florida, to avenge the massacre of the Huguenots at Fort Caroline and Matanzas -- 1567. How De Gourgues captured the Spanish forts on the St. John's River and hung the prisoners, "not as Spaniards, but traitors, thieves, and murderers" -- 1567-91. Menendez returns to Florida -- 1663-96. Settlement of Carolina, and French exploration of the Mississippi -- 1702-4. Governor Moore, of South Carolina, makes an attack upon St. Augustine -- 1719. Pensacola captured by the French -- 1740. Siege of St. Augustine -- 1742. Governor Monteano's attack upon Oglethorpe at St. Simon's Island -- 1763-70. The English occupation of Florida -- 1776-81. Florida during the Revolutionary War -- 1783-1817. Reoccupation of the Floridas by Spain -- 1821-36. Florida becomes a Territory of the United States -- 1836-40. Continuation of the Indian war under Generals Scott, Jesup, and Taylor -- 1840-42. Continuation of the Florida war -- 1842-57. Recuperation of Florida -- 1857-61. The secession of Florida -- 1864-65. The attempted military occupation of northern Florida by General Seymour -- 1865-75. After the war -- 1875-90. End of the reconstruction period -- 1890-98. Increase of population -- 1989-1901. Influence of orange-growing in developing Florida -- 1901. The burning of Jacksonville -- The rebuilding of Jacksonville after its great conflagration -- Florida's Governors, Delegates, Representatives in Congress, and Senators, 1821-1904 -- The Indian War claim recovered by the State.


"With a new and accurate map of Florida. School edition, with questions in appendix." -- Title page. Electronic reproduction. [Florida] : State University System of Florida, PALMM Project, 2003. (Florida heritage collection) Mode of access: World Wide Web. System requirements: Internet connectivity; Web browser software; Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print PDF files. Electronically digitized by the University of Central Florida from a book held in the Main Library at the University of Central Florida, Orlando.


America -- Discovery and exploration; Florida -- History; European Discovery and Settlement in Florida, 1492-1821; Territorial Florida, 1821-1845; Ante-Bellum Florida, 1845-1861; Civil War in Florida, 1861-1865; Economics and Society: Post-Civil War Florida, 1865-1913; History


Jacksonville, Fla.


H. & W.B. Drew


xiii, 311 pages : illustrations, portraits, map ; 20 cm.



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Florida, its history and its romance: the oldest settlement in the United States, associated with the most romantic events of American history, under the Spanish, French, English, and American flags, 1497-1904.



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