Happy 500th

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Santa Elena celebrates Pedro’s big day

Above: Helping Pedro Menendez, center, celebrate his 500th birthday are Eustace Conway, left, former director of the education center in Boone, N.C.; Mark Menendez, an actual descendent of Pedro Menendez; Dean Hoelz as Domingo Hernandez; and Anne King. Photos by Bob Sofaly.

Mark Menendez, left, as first governor Pedro Menendez, fires a 1-inch swivel gun as Randy Dominic as Capt. Domingo looks on Saturday at the Santa Elena History Center.

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