FLOR500, Garden 54 Tristan de Luna, Spanish Leader of First Settlement Attempt at Pensacola (1519–1571) On August 14, 1559, Don Tristan de Luna y Arellano, with an army of 500 (including 100 Aztec warriors) and 1000 settlers founded the first Spanish government sponsored settlement in Pensacola. However, the settlement was abandoned after nearly two years due to hurricanes, disease, and famine.
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Tristan de Luna, Spanish Leader of First Settlement Attempt at Pensacola

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Tristan de Luna, Spanish Leader of First Settlement Attempt at Pensacola

(1519–1571)

On August 14, 1559, Don Tristan de Luna y Arellano, with an army of 500 (including 100 Aztec warriors) and 1000 settlers founded the first Spanish government sponsored settlement in Pensacola. However, the settlement was abandoned after nearly two years due to hurricanes, disease, and famine.  





 




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