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Fort Caroline

(Encyclopedia) Fort Caroline, settlement near the mouth of the St. Johns River, NE Fla.; est. 1564 by French Huguenots under René de Laudonnière. A Spanish force led by Pedro Menéndez…

Gourgues, Dominique de

(Encyclopedia) Gourgues, Dominique de dômēnēk´ də go͞org [key], c.1530–1593, French soldier and adventurer. He served in the French army in Italy, was captured by the Spanish, then by…

Laudonnière, René Goulaine de

(Encyclopedia) Laudonnière, René Goulaine de rənā´ go͞olĕn´ də lōdônyĕr´ [key], fl. 1562–82, French colonizer in Florida. After accompanying Jean Ribaut on the first French…

Menéndez de Avilés, Pedro

(Encyclopedia) Menéndez de Avilés, Pedro pā´ᵺrō mānān´dĕth dā ävēlās´ [key], 1519–74, Spanish naval officer and colonizer, founder of Saint Augustine , Fla. He went to sea as a…

Ribaut, Jean

(Encyclopedia) Ribaut or Ribault, Jean both: zhäN rēbō´ [key], c.1520–65, French mariner and colonizer in Florida, b. Dieppe. When Gaspard de Coligny decided to plant a…

Jacksonville

(Encyclopedia) Jacksonville. 1 City (1990 pop. 29,101), Pulaski co., central Ark., inc. 1941. The city has varied industries, including printing and publishing and the…

Florida Overview

(Encyclopedia) Florida flôr´ĭdə, flŏr´– [key], state in the extreme SE United States. A long, low peninsula between the Atlantic Ocean (E) and the Gulf of Mexico (W), Florida is…

National Memorials

Name and location Total acreageArkansas Post (Ark.) 746.88Arlington House, the Robert E. Lee Memorial (Va.) 27.91Chamizal (Tex.) 54.90Coronado (Ariz.) 4,750.22David Berger (Ohio)n.a.De Soto (…

Florida

Capital: Tallahassee State abbreviation/Postal code: Fla./FL Governor: Rick Scott, R (to Jan. 2019) Lieut. Governor: Carlos López-Cantera, R (to Jan. 2019) Senators: Marco Rubio, R (to Jan. 2022…