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Florida Historical Timeline
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on Apr 15, 2011
Last updated: 04/15/11 at 10:36 AM
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Marjory Stoneman Douglas, conservationist, focussed on the Everglades and is credited for "saving the Everglades"
Great American artist known for works pertaining to birds.
Jean Ribault a French Huguenot leader starts a colony near present day Jacksonville
Landed near present day Tampa to find gold. DeSoto was cruel to the native people. Relationships between them was not good.
Landed near present day Tampa Bay. Found Calusa settlement. Calusa told Spaniards about gold farther north to get them to leave. They believed the tales and went north.
Juan Ponce de Leon landed on Florida's east coast, near present day Melbourne.