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Near Route of Coronado Expedition

  Texas Historical Markers
US 84, S of Farwell, Farwell, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 34° 23' 14.07725999988", -103° 1' 5.8542099996"
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     One of first explorations of North America by Spain. Began in Mexico, crossing into Texas at or near present Parmer County. The party, led by Francisco Vazquez de Coronado, was sent to investigate reports of great wealth among the Indians. In one city, Quivira, the ruler reputedly ate from gold plates. After entering Texas, Coronado and 36 men separated from the main group and continued north. In August, 1541, on the present Kansas-Nebraska line, he found Quivira -- an ordinary Indian village. After the winter of 1541-42, he returned to Mexico. (1969)

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

Near Route of Coronado Expedition Historical Marker Location Map, Farwell, Texas