FLOR500, Florida, Wildflower, Art, Nature, History, Eco-art, FIU, VIVA Florida, Garden, Artists, Engaged Creativity, Environment, participatory art,artists, artist, FLOR500 is a participatory art, nature, and history project that marks the importance of the moment when the history of Florida changed forever and gives a glimpse of what its landscape was like 500 years ago. Developed by Xavier Cortada, director and artist-in-residence of FIU’s College of Architecture + The Arts’ Office of Engaged Creativity, the project commemorates Florida’s quincentenary in 2013. LIST OF REGIONS AND THEIR COUNTIES Region 1 Northwest Florida (1 -60) Bay, Calhoun, Escambia, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Walton, Washington Region 2 : North Central Florida (61-120) Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Columbia, Dixie, Franklin, Gadsden, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lafayette, Leon, Levy, Madison, Suwannee, Taylor,Union, Wakulla Region 3 Northeast Florida (121-180) Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, Putnam, St. Johns Region 4 Central West Florida (181-240) Citrus, Hardee, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk Region 5 Central Florida (241-300) Lake, Marion, Orange,Seminole, Sumter Region 6 Central East Florida (301-360) Brevard, Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, Osceola, St. Lucie, Volusia Region 7 Southwest Florida (361-410) Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Manatee, Sarasota Region 8 Southeast Florida (411-500) Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Palm Beach
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Region 6 Central East Florida (334-385)
Counties for this region:Brevard, Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, Osceola, St. Lucie, Volusia
FLOR500 Region 6 Tiled Drawing


334. Duane Allman, Musician

335. John Anderson, Businessman

336. A. E. Backus, Artist

337. Moses Barber, Cattleman

338. Gilbert Barkoskie, Cattleman

339. Mary McLeod Bethune, Educator

340. Edwin Binney, Businessman, Community Leader

341. Jacob Brock, Businessman

342. Lawrence Bernard Brown, Businessman  

343. Charles Wilhelm Bulow, Landowner

344. Charles Grover Burgoyne, Businessman 

345. Archie Carr, Naturalist and Zoologist

346. George P. Colby, Spiritualist

347. Stephen Crane, Author

348. Henry Cutting, Sportsman

349. Tippen Davidson, Journalist and Community Activist

350. Matthias Day, Community Founder

351. Henry A. DeLand, Businessman

352. Jonathan Dickinson, Author and Merchant

353. Abraham Dupont, Pioneer

354. Dale Earnhardt, Racing Champion

355.Bill France, Sr., Racing Pioneer

356. Bill France, Jr., Racing Promotor 

357. William Henry Gleason, Land Developer

358. Lue Gim Gong, Horticulturalist

359. Major Cyrus Graves, Land Developer

360. Grey Eyes, Road Planner

361. Alfred Hair, Artist

362. Axel Hallstrom, Horticulturalist and Banker

363. Joseph Hernandez, Businessman and City Leader 

364. Thomas Jesup, Military Leader

365. John F. Kennedy, President

366. Paul Kroegal, Environmentalist

367. Doris Leeper, Artist and Environmentalist

368. A.B. Michael, Citrus Entrepreneur

369. David Mizell, Sheriff

370. Harry T. Moore and Harriette V. Moore 

371. Jim Morrison, Musician

372. Ransom E. Olds, Automobile Pioneer

373. James Ormond, Plantation Owner

374. Francisco Pellicer, Community Leader

375. Juan Ponce de León, Explorer

376. Jackie Robinson, Baseball Pioneer

377. John D. Rockefeller, Businessman

378. Dr. Mary Josie Rogers, Community Leader and Physician

379. Caroline P. Rossetter, Businesswoman

380. Waldo Sexton, Tourism Promoter

381. John B. Stetson, Businessman and Philanthropist

382. Dr. Howard Thurman, Civil Rights Leader

383. Col. Henry Titus, Community Leader

384. Andrew Turnbull, Businessman

385. Women of Fellsmere

This list of Historic Figures was compiled by our History Steering Committee:


   Museum of Arts and Sciences Daytona Beach
Museum of Arts and Sciences
Daytona Beach, FL
                       Florida Historical Society
Florida Historical Society
Cocoa, FL
       John G. Riley House and Museum
John G. Riley House and Museum
Tallahassee, FL


St. Lucie County Historical Society
Tallahassee, FL



 Museum of Florida History

Museum of Florida History
Tallahassee, FL



This participatory art project by Miami artist Xavier Cortada (http://www.cortada.com/) commemorates the 500th anniversary of Juan Ponce de Leon's landing in Florida. It is being presented through the Florida International University College of Architecture + The Arts / Office of Engaged Creativity in partnership with the Florida Higher Education Arts Network, the Museum of Florida History and VIVA FLORIDA 500.





FIU College of Architecture + The Arts

Xavier Cortada
Florida International University
College of Architecture + The Arts
420 Lincoln Road, Suite 430
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Xavier Cortada's participatory art practice is based at Florida International University.


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