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Florida Online Extras
Florida State Bird: Mockingbird
Top Five Facts
1. ) Ponce de Leon discovered the peninsula of Florida while searching for the mythical Fountain of Youth.
2. ) St. Augustine, Florida, founded in 1565, is the oldest permanent European settlement in the United States.
3. ) The waters of south Florida support the only known habitats in the world in which both alligators and crocodiles are found.
4. ) Cape Canaveral, Florida is the launch site for American space shuttles.
5. ) Gatorade was invented in Gainesville, Florida, on the campus of the University of Florida.
Florida in History
Juan Ponce de Leon
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People of Florida
John James Audubon’s Great Blue Heron
Florida in Detail
Selected Florida Video – Everglades