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De Soto

 
 
De Soto Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 6, 2009
1. De Soto Marker
Inscription.
1539 1926
[ DAR Emblem ]
This Tablet Erected By
De Soto Chapter
D.A.R.
Marks the tree under which tradition say's
De Soto
Parleyed with the Indians

 
Erected 1926 by Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 27° 56.767′ N, 82° 27.826′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker can be reached from University Drive near West Kennedy Boulevard.. Touch for map. Opposite Tampa Bay Hotel, University of Tampa Campus. Marker is in this post office area: Tampa FL 33606, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tampa Bay Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Tampa Bay Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Tampa Bay Hotel, 1891 (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Brooke Battery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); United Spanish War Veterans (about 400 feet away); The Spanish Fort
De Soto Marker, at Plant Park on the University of Tampa Campus image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 6, 2009
2. De Soto Marker, at Plant Park on the University of Tampa Campus
(about 400 feet away); 400th Anniversary of the Landing of Panfilo de Narvaez (about 500 feet away); Babe's Longest Homer (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tampa.
 
Also see . . .  DeSoto, Wikipedia entry. In May 1539, de Soto landed nine ships with over 620 men and 220 surviving horses at present day Shaw's Point, in Bradenton, Florida. He named it Espíritu Santo after the Holy Spirit. The ships brought priests, craftsmen, engineers, farmers, and merchants; some with their families, some from Cuba, most from Europe and Africa. Few of them had ever traveled outside of Spain, or even their home villages. Hernando de Soto left port and traveled north, exploring Florida's West Coast, enduring native ambushes and conflicts along the way. (Submitted on July 13, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. ExplorationNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
De Soto image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress
3. De Soto
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 14, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 13, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,492 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 13, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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