How did Florida get its name?

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2016-02-15 05:39:32

It got its name by the Spanish words "Pascua Florida" meaning

flowery easter. Juan Ponce De Leon, the Spanish Explorer named it


florida received its name from when in 1527 DeVaca came over with

Narvaez and they were looking for gold, when they just happened to

stumble across this beautiful land that was bountiful with

plant-life. The root of this word is the ending two letters 'da'

which are Spanish, meaning land of; and' flori' is derived from the

word flora meaning plants or flowers. So in conclusion if you put

the two together you get land of flowers

you are totally wrong. juan ponce de leon named it pascua

florida which means flowery easter.

and it was in 1513.

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