Ponce de Leon

Victoria DeMore

Joined June 2008

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Statue of great explorer Juan Ponce de Leon in St. Augustine, Florida at the intersection of King Street and Menendez Avenue across from the Bridge of Lions. The statue is a life size statue of him. I think the carriage tour guide said he was 4’11" tall. Short stuff! And supposedly he wouldn’t allow anyone taller than him on his boat. At 5’ tall even I wouldn’t be allowed on his boat! lol.

Juan Ponce de Leon was the Spanish conquistador who is attributed with the discovery of Florida. Although it’s said he landed in St. Augustine, some people now think it was a little further south around Melbourne (about 2-3 hours south if I remember correctly). He’s also associated with the Fountain of Youth myth as discovering the legendary fountain.

St. Augustine, FL
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