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Menendez on Biscayne Bay 1567
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62
N 25° 46.555 W 080° 11.513
17R E 581028 N 2851116
Quick Description: Located in the front entrance to Gesu Catholic Church on NE 1st Ave at NE 2nd St.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 3/12/2018 7:21:59 PM
Waymark Code: WMXXF5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
Views: 2

Long Description:
Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles, Adelantado of Florida and founder of St. Augustine, landed here at the chief village of the Tequesta Indians early in 1567. He returned several Indians held captive on the West Coast and established friendly relations with the Tequesta chief. Father Juan Rogel and brother Francisco Villareal organized a Jesuit mission near the thirty man fort built by the Spanish. Brother Villareal wrote the first letter known to have been written in Miami - 1568, and described the life of the Indians, complained of the mosquitoes and recorded the first plays staged in this area, one a religious comedy about the flesh and the devil.
Marker Number: None

Date: 1972

County: Miami-Dade

Marker Type: City

Sponsored or placed by: Historical Association of Southern Florida

Website: Not listed

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