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Learning About the History of Florida at Our Apartments in Lady Lake, Florida

Whether you’ve just moved to Florida or were born and raised here in the Sunshine State, it’s always good to know some background information about where you live. Fortunately, Florida has a rich history that has been well-documented since Europeans first arrived in the 1500s. All you have to do to learn more about Florida’s past is do some digging on the Internet, and you can do so right from the comfort of your apartment home at The Quarters.

We’ll even help you get started. Here are a few interesting facts about our state’s history:

  • St. Augustine, the first European settlement in the continental United States, was founded in Florida by Pedro Menendez de Aviles in 1565.

  • Before he ever became president, Andrew Jackson was the military governor of Florida.

  • In 1944, a U.S. airman named Benjamin Green, who was from Miami, developed the first effective sunscreen lotion to protect himself and his fellow soldiers during the Second World War. He would later go on to found the Coppertone Corporation.

  • Florida’s Cape Canaveral and Kennedy Space Center have long been the launching points for nearly all manned NASA space missions. In fact, Mercury II, in which John Glenn became the first man to orbit the earth, and Apollo 11, the first lunar-landing spacecraft, both launched from Florida.

For more information about Florida’s history or information about the area immediately around The Quarters, be sure to look at the other community articles found on this website. If you would like to know more about our apartments in Lady Lake, Florida, including information about available units, please contact our leasing office today. We would love to give you a personal tour and show you all of the upscale amenities our community has to offer.