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Triangle of History
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Rayman
N 24° 53.364 W 080° 40.626
17R E 532612 N 2752739
Quick Description: The Triangle of History Historical Marker can be found at a roadside pulloff between Islamorada and Marathon in the Upper Florida Keys.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 12/12/2007 8:21:13 PM
Waymark Code: WM2RA8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
Views: 48

Long Description:
The marker reads as follows:

"1. North East end Lower Matecumbe Key - Ancient Water Wells - only fresh water on Upper Keys - Used by Indians, Sailors and Traders in XVII Century. Huge Indian Midden (kitchen) near wells.

2. Indian Key - Spanish Trading Post - established by Antonio Gomez, approximately 1695.

3. Lignumvitae Key - Spanish Outpost - Indian burial grounds.

About 1549 Hernando De Escalante Fontaneda -- son of a Spanish Comendero serving King Philip II in Carthegena -- enroute to Spain for schooling -- shipwrecked on the Keys -- held prisoner by Caloosa Indians 17 years. His "Memoirs" the first detailed descriptions of Florida."

There are a few other interpretive signs near the historical marker that tells about other botanical and historical features of these parts on the Keys.
Marker Number: none

Date: January 15, 1964

County: Monroe

Marker Type: Roadside

Sponsored or placed by: Florida Society Colonial Dames XVII Century

Website: Not listed

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