The forgotten lives of the first inhabitants of Spanish Florida

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A digital archive that rescues and disseminates the biographies of those who brought European culture to what is now the United States.

This initiative, under the name of La Florida, rescues documents from both sides of the Atlantic about the lives of those first European settlers. It is also intended to be used in schools as teaching material to disseminate the common past of the USA and Spain, the little-known history of the men and women who brought European culture to North America.

Visit the site: La Florida – The Interactive Digital Archive of the Americas

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1494 Christopher Columbus founded the city of Concepción de la Vega (Dominican Republic), on the island of Hispaniola.
1524 Francisco Hernández de Córdoba founded the city of Granada (Nicaragua), one of the first on the American mainland.
1537 The Spanish captain Alonso de Cáceres founded the city of Comayagua, Honduras, in New Spain, with the name of villa de Sta Mª de la Concepción de Comayagua.
1548 The Spanish captain Alonso de Mercadillo founded the city of Loja, Ecuador, in the viceroyalty of Peru.
1659 The city of Paso del Norte was founded in New Spain and would later be divided into El Paso (United States) and Ciudad Juarez (Mexico).
1709 Jesuit Lucas Caballero founded the mission and town of Concepción (Chiquitos) in curent Bolivia.
1744 The city of Copiapó (Chile) was founded by Governor José Manso de Velasco, with the name of San Francisco de la Selva de Copiapó.

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