Jacksonville’s early history is filled with many stories, both exciting and tragic. The history of Jacksonville has certainly been shaped by its unique climate and geography. But the characters and significant events that have taken place in Jacksonville’s past have made it the place that it is today. Having a better understanding of the history […]
The Huguenots found their promised land in America. Some of its greatest founders would come from its ranks. Heroes like Paul Revere, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, George Washington, Francis Marion, the Dupont’s, all can trace their family tree back to their Huguenot roots. They left an indelible mark on a new world that has become the greatest bastion of democracy and religious freedom in world history. Few Christians suffered more for their faith than the Huguenots. Their sacrifice passed down to us must never be forgotten.
Despite the importance of Jean Ribault in the history of French colonization, few people know who he was or can answer the crucial question of “what was Jean Ribault looking for?” Ribault was a French Huguenot explorer who played a major role in the early French colonization of the Florida area. His exploits took place […]
Anyone who has studied the amazing life of Jean Ribault will most likely have many questions, including “when was Jean Ribault born?” This key historical figure played a major role in the history of French colonization in the New World. His life encompasses several critical events that shaped both early North American and European history. […]
Many people do not know who Jean Ribault was; nevertheless, he played an important role in the history of Florida. The history of settlement in the Americas is filled with all sorts of interesting stories and characters. Florida, in particular, is home to numerous individuals and events that are worth recalling, if only to better […]
St. Augustine, Older Than The Plymouth Colony (1565 vs. 1620)
As an important settlement in the early days of colonization in North America (The New World), St. Augustine has played an instrumental part in the history of Florida. In fact, St. Augustine is the oldest settlement in the United States that has been continuously occupied by Europeans. Founded in 1565 by Pedro Menendez, almost 50 years before the Pilgrims landed in Plymouth (1620) the city has been through many interesting ups and downs over the years that are worth knowing about.