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The Colonial Period (1513-1775)

The history of the Spanish, English, French, Dutch, and Swedish colonies between Ponce de Leon's first expedition in 1513 to the start of the American Revolution in 1775.

Florida Hist. Society -- "Ponce de Leon and Florida's Fountain of Youth"

Ponce de Leon, founder of Spanish Florida, is known for having sought the "Fountain of Youth", but in fact this story is most likely a myth.

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