In 1760 the Spanish town of Maturin, Venezula was founded by Spanish Governor Juan de la Tornora de Sola for Spaniards. However, it did not last long for those purposes due to low population and few economical resources.*** Supposedly, town was named for a Saint Maturin,a French Saint revered by many Spaniards. Others claimed town was named for a plant with similiar name, or priests there used place to convert native Indians. LD
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