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Dedication of GTM NERR Ponce de Leon 30 degree and 8 minute Historical Site
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Dedication of GTM NERR Ponce de Leon 30 degree and 8 minute Historical Site

April 2, 2013

Ponte Vedra Beach
1600 South Ponte Vedra Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

 

 

Celebrate Ponce de Leon's naming of La Florida from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the GTM Research Reserve North Beach Parking Access on A1A in Ponte Vedra Beach. Located between St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra Beach, this permanent addition to the visitor experience recognizes the only known navigational reading recorded on Ponce de Leon's "Journey of Discovery," taken at noon, April 2, 1513 the day prior to his landing when he claimed La Florida for Spain. From 11:30 to 1:30, Ponce and his men will be portrayed by the Men of Menendez, a local historic reenactment group. They will take a navigational reading at the approximate position of 30 degrees 8 minutes north latitude and will participate in a ceremonial unveiling of an official historical marker, interpretive signage and a 15' statue of Ponce de Leon peering over the dunes. 904-823-4500; http://gtmnerr308ponce.eventbrite.com

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Event Hours: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.