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Farwell in Parmer County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Near Route of the Coronado Expedition

 
 
Near Route of Coronado Expedition Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 29, 2014
1. Near Route of Coronado Expedition Marker
Inscription. 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 Vázquez 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.
 
Erected 1969 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3562.)
 
Location. 34° 23.056′ N, 103° 2.411′ W. Marker is in Farwell, Texas, in Parmer County. Marker is on 3rd Street south of Avenue D, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in city park, just south of the court house. Marker is in this post office area: Farwell TX 79325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Farwell, Texas (within shouting distance of this marker); Parmer County (within shouting distance
Near Route of Coronado Expedition Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 29, 2014
2. Near Route of Coronado Expedition Marker
Parmer County Veterans Memorial in background.
of this marker); Hopping-Aldridge House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Clovis (approx. 2.3 miles away in New Mexico); Bovina United Methodist Church (approx. 12.6 miles away); Bovina Cemetery (approx. 12.8 miles away); Bovina (approx. 12.9 miles away).
 
Categories. Exploration
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 313 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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