Paris 1883....we need to celebrate the end of wars not the ,beginning of them.

I think Florida is a crazy state.  There.  I've said it.

When I was reading about the Treaty of Paris (yessterday in 1783 by the way), I noted for the first time that Spain signed one of the little treaties that surrounded the main deal between England the the Colonies. We got all the land north of Florida to the St. Lawrence and west to the Mississippi, England kept Canada, Spain got East and West Florida.

In 1819 we traded claims on Texas from the Louisiana Purchase for Florida.

Whew.  Not such a good deal ?

Anyway, the Treaty was signed at some hotel in Paris at what is now 56 Rue Jacob. Today, 233 years ago.

We eventually got Florida.

Win some. Lose some.