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Coronado Expedition. Painting by Frederick Remington in 1898.

Coronado Expedition: 1540-42. Painting by Frederick Remington in 1898.

The story of the Coronado Expeditions is one of bravery, perseverance, high adventure, faith, and incredible greed. Between hiking trails and scenic back roads, we can retrace their historic route.

Sixty-seven years before the English established Jamestown, VA (1607), and 80 years before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth, MA (1620), Francisco Vázquez de Coronado led an expedition through present-day American Southwest in search of the Seven Cities of Gold described by Fray Marco de Niza (of Nice, Italy).

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