Florida means “Land of Flowers” Est. 1845

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Florida History – Snap Shot

The history of Florida is quite long but here is a short snap shot of the beginnings of what is now called the State of Florida.

In 1513, Ponce De Leon, discovered, named and claimed the territory of Florida for Spain. Rumor has it, Ponce de Leon was actually an old rich guy that was searching for the mythical “Fountain of Youth” for his young attractive Spanish girlfriend so they both would never grow old. (Haha, I’m just trying to keep this boring history stuff more interesting.) Historically, the territory of Florida would be owned back and forth by Spain and England. Eventually, in 1819, Spain sold it to the United States in 1819. (Thanks to Secretary of State, John Quincy Adams, who signed the Florida Purchase Agreement that took possession of Florida from Spain for a mere $5 million dollars.)

As a side note in 1564, a small French colony was established and named Fort Caroline which played a crucial role in the history of Florida. Overall, the history of Florida in the early 19th century was riddled with wars between the Seminole Native Indians and American Settlers, which did not end until 1842. Eventually, the military with General Andrew Jackson was sent in to restore order.

Florida’s New Nickname – THE SUNFUN STATE

SunFun Florida is on a mission to rename the state’s official (outdated) 1970 nickname, “The Sunshine State” to “The SunFun State” which we think sounds better anyways. How that happens is not clear yet but one thing is for sure… people love Florida, the Sun and having Fun. Join the revolution to rename Florida’s nickname to The SunFun State! We can do it Florida! God bless America.

Florida’s (Potential New) Official Nickname:  SunFun State
Florida’s Official Motto:  In God We Trust

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