Santa Elena Timeline project
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(1521-1526) Spanish explorers Fransico Gordillo and Pedro de Quejo Survey missions along the atlantic coasts
(1521-1526) They impart tall tales of the New Worlds riches and wonders that resonate in europe
Stories spread that South Carolina was a place of prosperity and stratigic value. Spaniards believe that possible riches lie inland from what we now know as port royal sound
Philip II became king of Spain establishes a Santa Elena-centric strategy for the Spanish empire in the New World that drove Spanish activities for 27 years
French build Charles Fort at Santa Elena, French explorer Jean Ribault discovers what the Spanish called "the River of Santa Elena" and renamed the harbor "Port Royal"
The French placed a stone monument and 26 men a fort called Charlesfort
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