Martin-Castillo Expedition

Martin-Castillo Expedition (HM284F)

Location: Big Lake, TX 76932 Reagan County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 11.486', W 101° 27.698'

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Explored the Concho River, 32 miles north of here, gathering information on Jumano Indians and searching for pearls, 1650.
Setting out from Santa Fe, Capts. Hernan Martin and Diego Del Castillo traveled about 600 miles to the Jumano territory, where they stayed for 6 months.
Further travels took them to the edge of the Texas nation, where they obtained the first information definitely about the tribe that gave Texas its name. The "discoveries" of their journey — pearls and the Texas nation — sparked later important Spanish expeditions to East Texas.
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HM NumberHM284F
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Year Placed1970
Placed ByTexas State Historical Survey Committee
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Date Added Monday, June 4th, 2018 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 265434 N 3453428
Decimal Degrees31.19143333, -101.46163333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 11.486', W 101° 27.698'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 11' 29.16" N, 101° 27' 41.88" W
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Area Code(s)325
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 400-404 US-67, Big Lake TX 76932, US
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