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Through the 1700s

1513Ponce de Leon landed near Cape Canaveral and named it "La Florida"
1565Pedro Menendez de Avilles established St. Augustine
1700Timucuan Indians lived on the Shores of Lake Monroe
1760Timucuans disappeared from Florida and the Seminoles arrived from Ala. & Ga.
1763Florida became British in an exchange with Spain for Havana
1783Florida returned to Spain after American Revolution

1800s to 1900s

1902Orange County School Board established
1907Orlando's Church Street paved with bricks
1908Sanford Herald newspaper is established
1912Goldsboro annexed into Sanford
1913Seminole County is created from Orange County on April 25
1923Albertson Public Library opened
1925Florida Land Boom
1925Sanford Zoo opens
1926Hurricane hits Miami and ended Land Boom
1927Orange County Courthouse dedicated
1928More than 2,000 people killed in hurricane on Lake Okeechobee
1928Municipal Airport opened in Orlando
1929Mediterranean Fruit Flies found in Orlando citrus groves
1934First Farmer's Market is established
1935Labor Day hurricane strongest ever to hit Florida at this time frame

1900s Onward

1902Orange County School Board established
1907Orlando's Church Street paved with bricks
1908Sanford Herald newspaper is established
1912Goldsboro annexed into Sanford
1913Seminole County is created from Orange County on April 25
1923Albertson Public Library opened
1925Florida Land Boom
1925Sanford Zoo opens
1926Hurricane hits Miami and ended Land Boom
1927Orange County Courthouse dedicated
1928More than 2,000 people killed in hurricane on Lake Okeechobee
1928Municipal Airport opened in Orlando
1929Mediterranean Fruit Flies found in Orlando citrus groves
1934First Farmer's Market is established
1935Labor Day hurricane strongest ever to hit Florida at this time frame
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