Near Floydada in Floyd County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Coronado in Blanco Canyon
The exact route along which their Indian guides led the Spaniards between Pecos Pueblo in New Mexico and the Arkansas River in Kansas has long been a subject of debate among historians. Surviving documents are brief, vague and occasionally contradictory. Twice in the spring of 1541, the company camped long enough to have created detectable archeological evidence; the first time, they chose the site of a Teya Indian camp. A hailstorm struck, destroying most, if not all, of their pottery. They occupied a second camp for two weeks in a canyon that was described as being "a league wide."
In the 1950s and 1960s, two pieces of chain mail were discovered by local ranchers in and near Blanco Canyon. Since 1993, a series of other objects, both European and from other parts of the southwest, have been found in the same
Erected 2000 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12355.)
Location. 33° 53.526′ N, 101° 21.6′ W. Marker is near Floydada, Texas, in Floyd County. Marker is on US 62, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. US-62, roadside park, 8 miles S. of Floydada. Marker is in this post office area: Floydada TX 79235, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Battle of Blanco Canyon (here, next to this marker); Roots of the Catholic Faith in West Texas (here, next to this marker); Floyd County (a few steps from this marker); Floydada, Texas (approx. 6.1 miles away); Zimmerman House (approx. 6.2 First Baptist Church of Floydada (approx. 6.4 miles away); First Methodist Church of Floydada (approx. 6.4 miles away); Floydada Lodge No. 712, A. F. & A. M. (approx. 6.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Floydada.
Categories. • Anthropology • Hispanic Americans • Native Americans •
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