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Marker ID: FLHM 
Location: In Indian Key Historic Stare Park along Overseas Hwy (US 1), FL
County: Monroe
Coordinates: N 24° 53.364    W 080° 40.624
  24.8894    -80.67706666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2RA8
 



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1. North East end Lower Matecumbe Key - Ancient Water Wells - only fresh water on Upper Keys - Used by Indians, Sailors and Traders in XVII Century. Huge Indian Midden (kitchen) near wells.

2. Indian Key - Spanish Trading Post - established by Antonio Gomez, approximately 1695.

3. Lignumvitae Key - Spanish Outpost - Indian burial grounds.

About 1549 Hernando De Escalante Fontaneda -- son of a Spanish Comendero serving King Philip II in Carthegena -- enroute to Spain for schooling -- shipwrecked on the Keys -- held prisoner by Caloosa Indians 17 years. His "Memoirs" the first detailed descriptions of Florida."


Florida Society Colonial Dames XVII Century