Maps Say de Soto Slept Here

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Sparks in the Night Acrylic on Panel 12”x24” by John Seerey-Lester

Calusa Ridge is the setting for this
painting of de Soto and his men
sharing stories around a fire, as a
great egret takes its last flight of the
day. Their swords are temporarily at
rest and their waiting ship anchored
near Rum Cove Channel in the background. Native American camps are along what is now Red Fish Cove.

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