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Bratten to be guest speaker at JHS


July 12, 2018

The Jay Historical Society welcomes guest speaker John R. Bratten, Ph. D, professor and chair of the Department of Anthropology at the University of West Florida at 6 p.m., Thursday (tonight), July 12 at The Jay Museum on Highway 4 in Jay, Fla.

Bratten, while working with students, discovered a third shipwreck from the Spanish fleet linked to Tristan de Luna y Arellano's 16th century expedition to modern-day Pensacola.

Tristan de Luna y Arellano led an expedition from Veracruz, Mexico to modern-day Pensacola, Florida in 1559 to begin the Spanish colonization of the northern Gulf Coast.


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