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A concise history of Florida

Author: James C Clark
Publisher: Charleston, SC : History Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1513, Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon first set foot on Florida's east coast. The land he discovered was a geographic anomaly so distinctive that astronaut Neil Armstrong said Florida was the first shape on earth he recognized on his return from a visit to the moon 456 years later. This unique state witnessed momentous events from the 1959 arrival of the first Cuban exiles under Fidel Castro to the 1981 launch of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Clark, James C., 1947-
Concise history of Florida
(DLC) 2014035064
(OCoLC)881401322
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James C Clark
ISBN: 9781625851536 1625851537
OCLC Number: 942748761
Description: 1 online resource (255 pages) : illustrations, map.
Responsibility: James C. Clark.
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In 1513, Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon first set foot on Florida's east coast. The land he discovered was a geographic anomaly so distinctive that astronaut Neil Armstrong said Florida was the first shape on earth he recognized on his return from a visit to the moon 456 years later. This unique state witnessed momentous events from the 1959 arrival of the first Cuban exiles under Fidel Castro to the 1981 launch of the "Columbia," the first space shuttle. Join author and historian James C. Clark as he chronicles the history of the Sunshine State in this concise and captivating history.

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