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Florida - Page Text Content

S: Published byVertie Williams

BC: Created by Vertie Williams November 11, 2011 | Florida

FC: Florida | Created by Vertie Williams

1: Origin of Name | From the Spanish Pascua Florida meaning "feast of flowers" (Easter)

2: In 1513, Ponce de León, seeking the mythical “Fountain of Youth,” discovered and named Florida, claiming it for Spain. Later, Florida would be held at different times by Spain and England until Spain finally sold it to the United States in 1819. (Incidentally, France established a colony named Fort Caroline in 1564 in the state that was to become Florida.)

3: Population 18,801,310 (2010) | Facts About Florida | Capital Tallahassee | Song Suwanee River | Admission to Statehood March 3, 1845 | Motto In God We Trust

4: Florida's State Flag

5: Mocking Bird

6: State Flower Orange Blossom Citrus Sinensis The orange blossom was designated State Flower by Concurrent Resolution Nov. 15, 1909 Legislature. It is one of the most fragrant flowers in Florida. Millions of these white flowers perfume the atmosphere throughout central and south Florida during orange blossom time.

7: Cabbage Palmetto

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  • Title: Florida
  • The most important facts about the state of Florida.
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  • Published: about 8 years ago