State adds 6 to list of Great Floridians

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The state has added six more names to
its list of Great Floridians.

The honorees announced Thursday include two Hispanic governors
who served four centuries apart and famed author Marjorie Kinnan
Rawlings.

Pedro Menendez de Aviles founded St. Augustine as Florida's
first Spanish colonial governor in 1565.

Tampa's Bob Martinez was the state's first American governor of Hispanic heritage from 1987 through 1991.

Others being added this year are Fort Lauderdale educator Mae
McMillan, former St. Petersburg Times editor Eugene Patterson and
19th century pioneer Charles W. Pierce, known as South Florida's
"barefoot mailman."

The Department of State will recognize them at an awards
ceremony March 25 in Tallahassee.


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