Gainesville in Alachua County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Spanish Cattle Ranching
Erected 1969 by Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials. (Marker Number F-165.)
Location. 29° 39.125′ N, 82° 19.393′ W. Marker is in Gainesville, Florida, in Alachua County. Marker is on E. University Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located between 1st Street NE & 3rd Street NE at Municipal Bldg. southside plaza along E. University Avenue. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 E. University Avenue, Gainesville FL 32601, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Gainesville Skirmish / Battle of Gainesville (within shouting distance of this marker); East Florida Seminary (within shouting distance of this marker); City of Gainesville (within Confederate Soldier Memorial (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Alachula County Courthouse (about 600 feet away); Josiah T. Walls (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Gainesville Servicemen's Center / Thelma Boltin Center (approx. 0.2 miles away); Matheson House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gainesville.
Also see . . . Florida Cattle Ranching - Division of Library & Information Services- Florida Department of State. ..Florida's Andalusian/Caribbean cattle were the first in today's United States. Some scholars believe that cattle brought by the expeditions of Ponce de Leon in 1521 and Don Diego de Maldonado in 1540 escaped and survived in the wild. Organized ranching began with the founding of St. Augustine in 1565, when cattle from Spain and Cuba formed the basis of herds that fed the garrison and surrounding communities. In addition to herds owned by the Spanish and Indians, wild cattle flourished in the rangelands and prairies. ... (Submitted on July 23, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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