Near Route of the Coronado Expedition

Near Route of the Coronado Expedition (HM1EE3)

Location: Farwell, TX 79325 Parmer County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 23.056', W 103° 2.411'

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One of first explorations of North America by Spain. The Coronado Expedition began in Mexico in April of 1540 and crossed into Texas at or near present-day Parmer County. The party, led by Francisco Vazquez de Coronado, was sent to investigate reports of great wealth among the native peoples. In one city, Quivira, the ruler reputedly ate from gold plates. After entering Texas, Coronado and 36 men separated from the main group and journeyed north. In August, 1541, on the present Kansas-Nebraska line, Coronado found Quivira—an ordinary Native American village. After the winter of 1541-42, the group returned to Mexico.
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HM NumberHM1EE3
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Year Placed1969
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 10:29am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 680178 N 3806504
Decimal Degrees34.38426667, -103.04018333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 23.056', W 103° 2.411'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 23' 3.36" N, 103° 2' 24.66" W
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Area Code(s)806
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 401-499 3rd St, Farwell TX 79325, US
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