About Gary C. Daniels

Gary C. Daniels is a tv and multimedia producer and the founder of TheNewWorld.us and LostWorlds.org. He holds a BFA in Television Production from the Savannah College of Art & Design and a Master's in Communications from Georgia State University where his Master's Thesis project, LostWorlds.org, earned a Roger K. Warlick Best Media Project award from the Georgia Historical Society. He has produced documentary and interactive projects for the Teaching American History grant, been nominated for an Emmy and has appeared on History Channel's H2 network.
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Viva Florida 500 Celebrates Spanish Discovery

In 2013, Florida reached a significant milestone, the 500th anniversary of Juan Ponce de León’s arrival on Florida’s east coast. What makes this anniversary so unique is that Ponce de León’s convoy of explorers was the first group of Europeans to document such a landing and give a name to Florida—La Florida. There will be […]

Dutch Outposts in the New World

Animation companies D&D Creations and MiniVegas were hired to create 3-D computer recreations of Dutch outposts throughout the world during the Age of Exploration. One such recreation was of a colony located in the New World at Recife, Brazil. Read more about this project below: Saturday was a special day for The Netherlands; after 10 […]

Review: Painter in a Savage Land

In 1564 the French attempted the first permanent settlement in what would later become the United States of America. They brought along with them a painter named Jacques le Moyne de Morgues. He was the first European artist to step foot in America and created the first artwork depicting Native Americans and their lifeways that […]

Florida Celebrates 450 Years of French History

On May 1, 2012 the City of Jacksonville, Florida celebrated the 450th anniversary of the French captain Jean Ribault landing along the St. John’s River on May 1, 1562. Watch the video below for more information about the ceremonies that took place in Jacksonville to commemorate this important historical event:  

Narrative of Guido De Las Bazares

Narrative of  The voyage made by GUIDO DE LAS BAZARES, to discover ports and bays on the coast of Florida, for the safety of the troops to be sent there, in the name of his Majesty, PHILIP II., King of Spain, under the orders of Don LUIS DE VELASCO, Viceroy of Mexico, 1558. IT was […]

Memoir of Fontaneda (Version 2)

(Translation by Buckingham Smith, 1854) “Very Powerful Lord: Memoir of the things, the shore, and the Indians of Florida, to describe which, none of the many persons who have coasted that country know how to describe it. The Islands of Yucayo and of Ahite fall on one side of the Channel of the Bahama. There […]

Memoir Of Hernando D’Escalante Fontaneda

On the Country and Ancient Indian Tribes Of FLORIDA 1575 TRANSLATED FROM TERNAUX COMPAN’S FRENCH TRANSLATION FROM THE ORIGINAL MEMOIR IN SPANISH CHAPTER I. MONSEIGNEUR: I HAVE the honor to inform you that Florida and the Lucayan Islands are situate on one side of the Bahama (old) Channel, which passes between Havanna (Cuba) and Florida. But nearer the […]

New evidence of Spanish in Georgia

Conquistador Was Deep in U.S.: “Stunning” Jewelry Find Redraws Route? Ker Than, for National Geographic News, Published November 1, 2011 Under a former Native American village in Georgia, deep inside what’s now the U.S., archaeologists say they’ve found 16th-century jewelry and other Spanish artifacts. The discovery suggests an expedition led by conquistador Hernando de Soto ventured far […]

Florida Indians Gallery

On their second voyage to the New World the French arrived  off the coast of Florida on Thursday, June 22, 1564 around three or four o’clock in the afternoon. They landed about thirty leagues south of the St. Johns River. In his own words, Captain Laudonniere states: “Having reconnoitered the river, I landed to talk […]

Narrative of Le Moyne

AN ARTIST WHO ACCOMPANIED THE FRENCH EXPEDITION TO FLORIDA UNDER LAUDONNIERE, 1564. Introduction The Spaniards, having made several disastrous expeditions into Florida, had left it for a time unmolested. The French Protestants, attempting to colonize under Ribaud, built Charlefort at Port Royal in 1562, and Fort Caroline under Laudonniere, at the River May (now St. John’s, Florida), in 1564. […]
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