fountain of youth http://blog.wlrn.org en Five Centuries Later, Florida Remembers Ponce de León's Tumultuous Arrival http://blog.wlrn.org/post/five-centuries-later-florida-remembers-ponce-de-le-ns-tumultuous-arrival <p></p><p>Juan Ponce de León served as governor of Puerto Rico for a tumultuous five years. During that time, the native Taínos tried unsuccessfully to overpower him, but, in the end, it was the son of Christopher Columbus who unseated him during a political struggle for power in the New World. Ponce de León’s new “asiento,” or assignment, from Spain’s King Ferdinand II was to set sail and find – not the fountain of youth, as is widely thought – but the island of “Benimy.” After being at sea for nearly a month, he finally sighted land, but it wasn’t Bimini.</p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 12:02:00 +0000 Mari de Armas 12158 at http://blog.wlrn.org Five Centuries Later, Florida Remembers Ponce de León's Tumultuous Arrival