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Massacre of the Spanish (1567)
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
N 28° 00.601 W 082° 40.789
17R E 334838 N 3099449
Quick Description: The Spanish attempted to establish a mission here, but the Tocobago Indians drove them away.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 3/23/2010 10:47:05 AM
Waymark Code: WM8EY6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
Views: 14

Long Description:
Menendez, Spanish Governor of Florida, after building fort at St Augustine (1565) came to this site in 1567 and persuaded the Indian Chief Tocobago and his 1500 braves who lived here, to accept Christianity. Menendez erected a blockhouse for a mission used by Jesuit Priest, Father Rogel, and 30 soldiers.

Later, during Rogel's absence, the Indians massacared all but three soldiers and these were killed when Rogel's ship appeared in the bay. The mission was abandoned in 1568.

This commorative plaque erected by Florida Society Colonial Dames XVII Century
January 14, 1961
Marker Number: none

Date: 1/14/1961

County: Pinellas

Marker Type: Plaque

Sponsored or placed by: Florida Society Colonial Dames XVII Century

Website: Not listed

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