Picture Of Juan Ponce De Leon Expedition Seeking The Fountain Of Youth In Florida

Picture Of Juan Ponce De Leon Expedition Seeking The Fountain Of Youth In Florida

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Juan Ponce de Leon

Juan Ponce de Leon is today remembered as a explorer who operated in central American waters shortly after Christopher Columbus made his historic journey to the west. During his life De Leon made many notable achievements, but today he is mostly remembered for his colonization of Florida and its exploration.

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