Floridablanca (Patagonia)

Floridablanca (Patagonia)

Floridablanca (Patagonia)

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The Spanish settlement Nueva Colonia y Fuerte de Floridablanca was established in San Julian Bay in 1780Senatore, María Ximena: Arqueología e historia en la colonia española de Floridablanca: Patagonia, Siglo XVIII. Arqueología histórica. Teseo, 2007, page 13. ISBN 9871354088 and abandoned four years later due to scurvy.Dilks, Christabelle: Footprint Argentina Handbook. Footprint Travel Guides, 2003, page 463. ISBN 1903471753 At present, this settlement is an archaeological site near Port San Julian, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina.

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A little village called Nueva Colonia y Fuerte de Floridablanca was founded in the frame of the colonisation of the Patagonian Atlantic coast developed by Charles III King of Spain in the late 18th century. This was part of a strategic plan of the Spanish crown to settle those parts of the empire still unexplored or unpopulated. The colony was named after the Count of Florida-Blanca, then chief minister of the crown.Walther, Juan Carlos: La Conquista del Desierto. Editorial Universitaria de Buenos Aires, 1970, page 105 In Floridablanca the modern ideas of the Spanish Enlightenment were put in place.Senatore, pp....
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