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Hernando de Soto

C 1500-1542

 
 
Hernando de Soto Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 19, 2014
1. Hernando de Soto Marker
Inscription.  
Adventurer Soldier Dreamer.
The first to bring the influence of Spain, its laws, its culture to Alabama.

This is an original concept in stone of DeSoto.

Vicinte Rodilla Zanón
of Valencia
• Sculptor 1967 •

 
Erected 1967.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicColonial EraExplorationParks & Recreational Areas.
 
Location. 30° 41.275′ N, 88° 2.726′ W. Marker is in Mobile, Alabama, in Mobile County. Marker can be reached from South Franklin Street south of Government Street (U.S. 90), on the left when traveling north. Marker and sculpture are located along the walkway on the east side of Spanish Plaza Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 Government Street, Mobile AL 36602, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Little Colt (a few steps from this marker); Mobile's Spanish Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker); Isabel La Catolica (within shouting distance of this marker); Crown & Scepter of Isabel
Hernando de Soto Sculpture image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 19, 2014
2. Hernando de Soto Sculpture
(marker mounted on base of sculpture)
(within shouting distance of this marker); Our Spanish Heritage (within shouting distance of this marker); 400 Government Street 1860 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Comic Cowboys of Mobile (about 600 feet away); Le Marquis de Lafayette visited Mobile (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mobile.
 
Also see . . .  Hernando de Soto (Wikipedia). Hernando de Soto was a Spanish explorer and conquistador who was involved in expeditions in Nicaragua and the Yucatan Peninsula, and played an important role in Pizarro's conquest of the Inca Empire in Peru, but is best known for leading the first European expedition deep into the territory of the modern-day United States (through Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and most likely Arkansas). He is the first European documented as having crossed the Mississippi River. (Submitted on August 4, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 4, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 62 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 4, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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