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Hernando De Soto’s Uncharted Journey: The Conquest of Florida’s Hidden Legacy

  Hernando de Soto, 1495-1542. Spanish explorer and conquistador Hernando De Soto is often associated with Spanish Conquistadors and their ruthless conquests during the Age of Exploration. However, many people are unaware that De Soto’s ambitious expedition to conquer Florida for the Spanish crown had humble beginnings right here in Ruskin. This blog post delves…