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Tequesta
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62
N 25° 46.557 W 080° 11.515
17R E 581025 N 2851120
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 7:28:45 PM
Waymark Code: WMXXF6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
Views: 2

Long Description:
Indians lived at the mouth of the Miami River (200 yards southwest of this spot) for more than 15 centuries before White men came. The principal town of the Tequesta Indians, including six mounds used for dwelling, burial, and religious rites, was discovered here by the Spaniards. They built in it the earliest White settlement in S. E. Florida, a fort and Jesuit mission, in 1567. When the British obtained Florida in 1763, most of the Tequesta departed with the Spaniards to Havana and thereafter vanished as a tribe.
Marker Number: None

Date: 1951

County: Miami-Dade

Marker Type: City

Sponsored or placed by: Historical Association of Southern Florida

Website: Not listed

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