By James C. Clark

In 1513, Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon first set foot on Florida's east coast. The land he chanced on was once a geographic anomaly so unique that astronaut Neil Armstrong acknowledged Florida used to be the 1st form on the earth he well-known on his go back from a trip to the moon 456 years later. This specified kingdom witnessed momentous occasions from the 1959 arrival of the 1st Cuban exiles lower than Fidel Castro to the 1981 release of the "Columbia," the 1st area go back and forth. sign up for writer and historian James C. Clark as he chronicles the background of the light nation during this concise and fascinating history.

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