Category: History

Ponce

Ponce is locat­ed on the south side of the island. The Sec­ond largest city in Puer­to Rico, also known as “La Per­la del Sur” or The Pearl of the South.  Ponce is also know as The “Ciu­dad Seno­r­i­al (Majes­tic City) and “La Ciu­dad de los Leones (City of Lions). Ponce was the Cap­i­tal of the south until 1989.  It is 3 miles from the south­ern coast. Ponce is also Puer­to Rico’s sec­ond largest city. Ponce dates from the late 17th cen­tu­ry.  It con­sists of colo­nial homes, church­es, foun­tains, plazas, and a fire sta­tions (Par­que de Bom­bas). The city was named...

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Tainos (Arawak)

Pre-Columbus Puer­to Rico is one of 7,000 islands in the clus­ter of islands known as The West Indies. Arche­ol­o­gists and geol­o­gists have been unable to deter­mine exact­ly when Puer­to Rico became inhab­it­ed. They deter­mined that cen­ter­ies ago, peo­ple referred to as “Archaics”, came to the Caribbean from North Amer­i­ca, main­ly Flori­da. The next peo­ple to inhab­it Puer­to Rico were The Igner­is, from a region of Venezuela. The Igner­is were fol­lowed by anoth­er group from the Arawak Cul­ture, The Tain­os. His­to­ry shows that the Tain­os were a more advanced group then the pre­vi­ous groups. They gave their new home a...

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First Boricuas

Rober­to Clemente: First Boricua vot­ed into the Base­ball Hall of Fame. Joseph Michael Aca­ba First Boricua astro­naut to fly into space on shut­tle flight to Inter­na­tion­al Space Sta­tion. Jose Fer­rer First Boricua to win both an “Oscar” and a “Tony” award Jose (Chequi) Tor­res First Boricua to win the Light heavy­weight cham­pi­onship Title . Sonia Sotomay­or: First Boricua Nom­i­nat­ed to serve as Supreme Court...

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