From a purely geographic standpoint, there are nine unmistakable
features of Florida's terrain which DeSoto's people described in detail.
Early Trail Seekers have failed to appreciate Florida's geographic reality.
EXAMPLES, in ORDER OF DESOTO'S ENCOUNTER:
1.) DeSoto's port of entry
2.) Florida's phosphate fields
3.) The Green Swamp
4.) The Suwannee River's crossing place
5.) The Wacissa River lakes
6.) Apalachicola River gorge (above)
7.) Blue Spring gorge, Marianna (right)
8.) Panama City Harbor, and
9.) DeSoto's Florida exit point