Kansas State Capitol - Online tour - Coming of the Spaniards
Coming of the Spaniards by David H. Overmyer, first floor rotunda, northeast corner
In 1541 Coronado became the first European explorer to visit the land that would become Kansas. Searching for the gold-laden cities of Quivira, he instead found a land rich in beauty and other resources. His expeditions reached the central part of what is today Kansas.