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Daemon
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La Florida

In 1513, Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León set out from Puerto Rico, sailing northeast through the Bahamas. He soon sighted the Florida peninsula, which he believed was actually an island, and in early April, he became the first European to reach it. His discovery coincided with the Easter feast, Pascua Florida, and is perhaps the reason why he named the land he claimed for Spain "La Florida." What legendary site do many believe the explorer was searching for when he found Florida? More...
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They believe he was looking for the fountain of youth
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Interesting article. I didn't know he was credited for discovering Florida. And I bet it took him a while to sign his name.

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The rich and most in between are still searching for the foundation of youth. A Chimera. We all age and die.
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Rumors of undiscovered islands to the northwest of Hispaniola had reached Spain by 1511, and Ferdinand was interested in forestalling further exploration and discovery by Colón. In an effort to reward Ponce de León for his services, Ferdinand urged him to seek these new lands outside the authority of Colón.[28] Ponce de León readily agreed to a new venture, and in February 1512 a royal contract was dispatched outlining his rights and authorities to search for "the Islands of Benimy".[29]

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