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Ornate red and ivory wall decoration, with plaque and symbols

On this Day: Florida Becomes the 27th State

Posted by: Jennifer González

On March 3, 1845, Florida became the 27th state to join the United States. People first reached Florida at least 12,000 years ago. Because the sea level was much lower then, Florida was nearly twice the size it is today. Florida is the site of the earliest visit to the continental U.S. by European explorers …