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° 53.525′ N, 101° 21.596′ W. Marker is in Floydada, Texas, in Floyd County. Marker is on US 62. 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.
Categories. • Anthropology • Hispanic Americans • Native Americans •
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