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From: "Dennis Maggard" <>
Subject: Re: [Melungeon] Spanish Presence in North America
Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2005 10:14:45 -0500
From: "Robert Barnes" <>
> Thanks for this information. It is very helpfful to me. One Word stands
out. It is the name of San Marco de "Apalache" at Pennsacola. de preceeding
a word indicates "Of" Is this the root name of Appalachian Mts, and the
It is commonly held that "Appalachian" and "Appalachia" derive from the
Apalachee Indians of the Florida panhandle, encountered by Hernando De Soto
and for which San Marco de Apalache and the Appalachicola River were named.
Of course there are those who would dispute that.