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Patrick Kennedy Travel Writing March 17, 2008 Travel Writing Paper Proposal Juan Ponce de Leon was a Spanish explorer who accomplished a lot throughout his lifetime. Ponce de Leon was well traveled and was one of the most important explorers of his time. In my paper I plan to take a detailed look into his travels, goals, and accomplishments. I intent to find out what he wanted to do, what he supposedly did, and what he actually did. Ponce de Leon was a Spanish explorer who fought against the moors of Spain. He then traveled with Christopher Columbus on a second voyage to the Americas. He arrived in Espanola, but he was soon captivated by the story of Boriqueen, (Puerto Rico), and its wealth. He finally received permission to go there from the proper authorities. He arrived in 1509 and took control. He became governor of Puerto Rico controlling all of the natives and forcing them to work in mines. The natives became ill and died in great numbers because the majority of them were not immune to European diseases. He became extremely rich while serving as governor of Puerto Rico. He was
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