Route of Coronado Expedition Historical

Route of Coronado Expedition Historical (HM1TQG)

Location: Claude, TX 79019 Armstrong County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 6.574', W 101° 21.531'

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Led by Francisco Vazquez de Coronado, this trail-blazing expedition set out from Mexico City in 1541 in search of Cibola, fabled 7 Cities of Gold. Finding only Indian pueblos, Coronado changed his course for Quivira, a supposedly wealthy Indian kingdom. This quest brought the entourage across the Panhandle plains to present Tule Canyon. Then with 30 men, Coronado went north by "Needle Point" - a route taking in Palo Duro Canyon and present Armstrong County, via Claude. He next continued into Kansas, but failing to find riches, returned to Mexico in 1542.
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HM NumberHM1TQG
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Year Placed1969
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, August 13th, 2016 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 285017 N 3887739
Decimal Degrees35.10956667, -101.35885000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 6.574', W 101° 21.531'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 6' 34.44" N, 101° 21' 31.86" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)806
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 298 1st St, Claude TX 79019, US
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