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National Parks Store: Jack Lasseter Presentation


Why did the Spanish arrive in Florida so early? How did Florida and Key West get their names? Hear the answers to these questions and more from master storyteller Jack Lasseter.

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HOBO_Lasseter_Florida_lgFlorida’s St. Augustine, occupied by persons of European descent in the U.S. since 1565, predates the founding of Jamestown by some 42 years, and Juan Ponce de León landed in Florida 52 years earlier than that, in 1513. Why did the Spanish arrive in Florida so early? How far up the Atlantic coast did the Spanish go?  How did Florida and Key West get their names? How did Florida and the Gulf Coast eventually get into American hands? Hear the answers to these questions and more in this exciting story of empire-building and the history of Florida as only Jack can tell it.



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Event Tags: exploration, free, presentation, Spanish

Date:
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Time:
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Place:
The National Parks Store
12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85755 United States
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Contact:
520-622-6014
Cost:
$5 (members)
$7 (non-members)
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