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Highway Historical Marker Erected at Site of Fort San Juan

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Four miles north-east of Morganton a highway historical marker was erected to mark the site of Fort San Juan. The fort was a 16th century Spanish outpost named after Captain Juan Pardo who, with a 125 conquistadors, trekked from Florida north to an Indian village called Joara. Pardo's fortification and garrison of 30 soldiers survived eighteen months before being destroyed by its neighbors.
Carolina Comments (NoCar F 251 C38), Vol. 57 Issue 4, Oct 2009, p100-101, por