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Florida State Name Origin

 Florida from space - click to see all state name origins
Photo of Florida taken from space by NASA Shuttle Mission STS-95
on 31st October 1998 from Wikipedia.org. See All State Name Origins.

Florida - click to see all state name origins

What does the name Florida mean?

Florida was named Pascua Florida by explorer Ponce de Leon on Easter in 1513. Translation: means "Flowery Easter" or "Flowering Easter" (after Spain's "Feast of the Flowers" Easter celebration).

Florida USA - click to see all state nicknames
Florida, USA. All State Name Origins
Source:
Florida Quick Facts: Ben's Guide to US Government
Florida State Geography: Kidport Reference Library
Links:
Name Origins of Florida Places: My Florida.com
All State Name Origins

    

Florida Gifts - Gifts by State

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and appreciation of our natural treasures and cultural heritage.
 

Florida Symbols & Icons:

animal
mammal - bird
saltwater mammal
flower - horse
wildflower - butterfly
fish - marine fish
reptile - tortoise
saltwater reptile
shell - gem - stone
tree - soil
fruit -pie - beverage
air fair - rodeo

flag - seal
name - nickname
motto - quarter
song - band
opera program
fiddle contest
play- tartan
museum 1-2
archive-1-2
festival 1 - 2
hall of fame
pageant
 

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