Jul 09, 2012, 01:16 PM
DeSoto's 1539 CAMP FOUND IN MARION COUNTY FLORIDA
Ashley White has found the site of DeSoto's 1539 camp near Citra on Orange Lake.
Items found so far,include 3 cpooer coins,two with Ferdinand & Isabella on them,chain mail,Nueva Cadiz beads,pottery,and domestic pig jawbones.
Also found near the site,the foundation of the lost MISSION SAN BUENAVENTURA de POTANA,built 60 years after DeSoto.
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Jul 12, 2012, 12:53 AM
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Thanks for sharing. Great historical find.
Sep 15, 2012, 06:50 PM
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That is awesome news. Thanks for sharing. Would love to know what they find when they are completely done excavating it. Assuming the archeaologists are going to excavate.
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Sep 24, 2012, 01:16 PM
They are still at work on this site.Updates can be found on the OCALA STAR BANNER link posted above.
The DeSoto site is not too far from CSA Capt J J Dickinson's "SUNNYSIDE" plantation at Orange Springs or CSA Fort Brook on the Oklawaha River.
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