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Avalon

(Encyclopedia) Avalon ăv´əlŏn, in Celtic mythology, the blissful otherworld of the dead. In medieval romance it was the island to which the mortally wounded King Arthur was taken, and from which it…

Florida

(Encyclopedia) Florida: see Confederate cruisers.

Florida

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

Frankie Avalon

Frankie Avalon(Francis Thomas Avallone)singer, actorBorn: 9/18/1939Birthplace: Philadelphia A popular singer of the 1950s who later turned to acting and is probably best remembered for his…

Avalon Peninsula

(Encyclopedia) Avalon Peninsula, 3,579 sq mi (9,270 sq km), SE N.L., Canada, on Newfoundland. It is nearly divided at its center by Conception Bay and St. Mary's Bay. The peninsula is the most…

Frankie Avalon Biography

Frankie Avalon(Francis Thomas Avallone)singer, actorBorn: 9/18/1939Birthplace: Philadelphia A popular singer of the 1950s who later turned to acting and is probably best remembered for his…

Brewer's: Avalon

An ocean island, where King Arthur resided and was buried. The word means “Apple island” (aval , apple; yn, island); and it is generally thought to mean Glastonbury, a name derived from…

Florida Keys

(Encyclopedia) Florida Keys, chain of coral and limestone islands and reefs, c.150 mi (240 km) long, extending from Virginia Key, S of Miami Beach, to Key West, and forming the southern extremity of…

West Florida Controversy

(Encyclopedia) West Florida Controversy, conflict between Spain and the United States concerning possession of Florida. By the Treaty of Paris of 1763, Britain received Florida from Spain, and from…