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Fountain of Youth Indian Burial Ground St Augustine FloridaPast
Description - "Preserving FloridaPast in FloridaPresent for FloridaFuture" - It's what we Love to Do for You! - Come visit us on Facebook Daily for more FloridaPast Shares - ---------------------- Although this particular scene of the Indian Burial Ground is shown indoors, it was obviously outdoors at one time. - I normally don't create "fades" unless the image can be placed in it's Exact location. - But because this is one of Florida's most Historic Places, that this scene Needed to be shared here on WhatWasThere. ---- --------------- A bit of borrowed to share history - "When workers planting an orange field in St. Augustine on April 13, 1934 uncovered human bones, they did not realize that the bones were of an ancient Indian burial ground. The grounds were said to be constructed during the early military period of the Spanish occupation of Don Juan Ponce de Leon, shortly after St. Augustine was established in 1565. The graves are considered North America’s first Christian Indian burial ground. - The skeletons, when excavated, were left in the exact positions they were found, and a building similar to an early Indian settlement was constructed over them. Totaling over 100, the remains were on exhibit in The Fountain of Youth National Archaeological Park until 1991, when the Timucua Indian Nation asked for the bones to be reburied. Archeologists have excavated Fountain Of Youth Park and have found many Indian artifacts in the area. Some pre-date Ponce De Leon’s arrival by more than a thousand years. The park is the site where Spanish conquistadors first came ashore in what is now the continental United States. The Ponce de Leon expedition sighted land in the present locality of St. Augustine and named it La Florida." - Please Credit and Read this site - ------- Some borrowed history to share - "This is where Florida's History all began! The Timucua Indian Village of Seloy existed here for almost 4,000 years before the arrival of the Spanish in 1513, and with Ponce de Leon's claim of possession for the Spanish King in 1513, "La Florida" was born. No other Spanish colonies that followed were successful...until the arrival of Pedro Menendez de Aviles on September 8, 1565." "This is how it all began… Seloy was the name of the Timucua Village, before the arrival of the Spanish in 1513, and with Ponce de Leon’s claim of possession for the Spanish King, La Florida was born. No Spanish attempts that came later to colonize were successful…until the arrival of Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles on September 8, 1565. It is within the boundaries of this property that the oldest continuously occupied European settlement within our continental United States was formed – St. Augustine. Over the next 350 years the property was farmed and citrus orchards grew here until 1901 and with the arrival of Diamond Lil’, Dr. Louella Day McConnell, who traveled here from the Klondike and purchased the estate. Being a bright and enterprising woman of the day, she began to charge an admission price to drink from the waters of the free flowing spring found on the property." - Please Credit and Read more here - -
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