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Old June 11th, 2013, 01:25 PM   #132
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The Miami area was inhabited for thousands of years by indigenous cultures. The Tequestas occupied the area for a thousand years before European encounter.

In 1566 the explorer, Pedro MenÚndez de AvilÚs, claimed it for Spain. A Spanish mission was constructed one year later in 1567. Spain and Great Britain alternatively "controlled" Florida, and Spain ceded it to the United States in 1821. In 1836, the US built Fort Dallas as part of its development of the Florida Territory and attempt to suppress and remove the Seminole. The Miami area subsequently became a site of fighting during the Second Seminole War.
Mind you this info came from Wikipedia.org
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