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Eyewitness Travel Family Guide Florida by DK Publishing

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< Introducing Florida

The History of Florida

Family Guide
Children riding on a flivver car in Coral Gables, a “tin can tourist” tent city
Beyond its sunny beaches and theme parks, Florida has a rich history to share – from prehistoric times and Native American settlements to Spanish arrival and an eventful couple of hundred years when the area constantly changed hands, before relaxing into a Golden Age. The grand buildings of yesteryear that sit alongside modern architecture are just one example of the fascinating remnants of Florida’s past waiting to be discovered.

Early settlers

Florida’s history began with the Paleo-Indians – big-game hunters who probably crossed ...

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