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Wakulla Springs

Wakulla Springs Tallahassee Florida
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Stock #: 47006
Type: Postcard
Era: Linen
City: Tallahassee
State: Florida (FL)
County: Leon
Publisher: Mrs. L. L. Moody
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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20 miles south of Tellahassee. While in search of the Fountain of Youth, Juan Ponce de Leon and his companions visited Wakulla Springs both in 1513 and 1521. On his second visit Ponce de Leon was wounded by an arrow in an attack by Indians. He was taken to Cuba, where he died shortly after from the effects of his wound. The blood-stained arrow with which he was supposedly short is in the permanent collection at the Lodge. The adjacent area is rich in historical lore and ruins of old Spanish and English forts may still be seen on the Wakulla River.