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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8. (ed. Frank Moore),
. Doc 87.-the campaign in Florida. (search)
Arecibo, The name of a district and of its port, in the north of the island of Porto Rico. The district is bounded on the north by the Atlantic Ocean; on the east by the District of Bayamon; on the south by those of Mayaguez and Ponce; and on the west by that of Aguadilla. The town is about 50 miles west of San Juan; has a population of between 6,000 and 7,000; and its habor is so full of dangerous reefs that goods are transferred from shore to shipping by means of flat-boats and lighters. The town has a plaza, surrounded by a church and various public buildings, in the centre, and streets running from it in right angles, forming regular squares. The buildings are constructed of wood and brick.
Bayamon, A province on the north coast of Porto Rico; bounded on the east by that of Humacao, on the south by those of Ponce and Guayama, and on the west by that of Arecibo (q. v.). The chief city and seaport is San Juan (q. v.), the fortifications of which were several times bombarded by a portion of the fleet under Admiral Sampson in 1898. The city was also the objective point of the military expedition under Gen. Nelson A. Miles (q. v.), which was stopped on its triumphal march by the signing of the protocol of peace. The formal transfer of the island to the United States also took place in this city.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing),
Ponce de Leon, Juan 1460- 1521 (search)
George Bancroft, History of the Colonization of the United States, Vol. 1, 17th edition., Chapter