Florida Quincentennial Books

In April 1513, Juan Ponce de León arrived on Florida's east coast. He led the first European exploration of southern North America and is responsible for naming the peninsula La Florida. .  While our state's geologic history is approximately 700 million years old and its material history dates back more than 12,000 years to the American Indians who first lived … Continue reading Florida Quincentennial Books

The Land Ponce de Leon Found: La Florida Symposium Celebrates State’s 500th Anniversary

LA FLORIDA A VIVA FLORIDA 500 SPECIAL EVENT! JOIN US ON SATURDAY, APRIL 6 On Saturday, April 6, coinciding with the 500th anniversary of Juan Ponce de Leon’s arrival on Florida’s east coast, University Press of Florida (UPF) welcomes the public to attend La Florida, a commemorative symposium considering the world, culture and environment encountered … Continue reading The Land Ponce de Leon Found: La Florida Symposium Celebrates State’s 500th Anniversary