Ponce de Leon’s Search for the Elusive Fountain
Ponce de Leon’s quest for the fountain of youth led to the discovery of Florida
and many other unexpected yet significant discoveries. His discoveries helped him to
become a rich man and a brave conquistador.
On March 3, 1513, Juan Ponce de Leon sailed from the island of Puerto Rico with
three ships. After asking King Ferdinand of Spain permission to conquer and settle the
showed first 75 words of 2502 total
showed last 75 words of 2502 total
G., Discovery and Exploration “Ponce de Leon”
<http://www.starbaner.com/History/Exploration.html> / Webcrawler, February 24.
Gibson, Charles. World Book Encyclopedia, “Ponce de Leon, Juan” CHicago, IL. Scott
Fetzer Corporation, 1993.
5th Grade Class of School Bay County Florida. History of Bay County Florida, “Ponce
de Leon” <http://ww3bay.k12.fl.us/district/bayhistory/bhis6.html>/ Webcrawler,
Fuentes, Ventura. The Catholic Encyclopedia, “Juan Ponce de Leon”