Juan Ponce de Leon’s discovery of Florida in 1513 led to several expeditions by the Spanish and the eventual establishment of America’s oldest occupied city, St. Augustine, in 1565. But a series of events in between those two historic dates took place on the other side of the state along Florida’s northern gulf coast… events that if not for a hurricane, would have dramatically altered Florida’s past. In our history series, “Florida Remembers”, Krysta Brown goes back to Florida’s first settlement, present-day Pensacola, and explores other “firsts” the area is known for.