Answer to Question 1 - the Royal Standard which represented the newly united kingdom of Spain. This flag was carried by Columbus and other Spanish explorers and flew over Spain's land claims covering much of the present United States including Florida, the Gulf Coast, and most lands west of the Mississippi westward to the Pacific Ocean.
Did you know:
- That the Spanish under Hernando de Soto discovered the Mississippi River?
- That the "Fountain of Youth" that Ponce de Leon was supposedly looking for while exploring Florida had nothing to do with staying young? It was instead the equivalent of Viagra.