History MattersApril 1 to April 15, 2020

Showing our children that their past is prelude to their future

On April 2, 1513, Ponce de Leon arrived in the New World, focused on finding the elusive Fountain of Youth. He landed near what is now of St. Augustine, FL, and claimed it on behalf of the Spanish monarchy. Because his arrival coincided with Easter he named–what he thought was an island–La Florida, or “Land of Flowers”. He returned eight years later to establish a Spanish colony…