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Coronado starts for Quivira

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Date: 1940s

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Photograph

Call Number: B Coronado *1

Unit ID: 550

Summary: This postcard depicts Francisco Vásquez de Coronado and his group of explorers on their search for the fabled city of Quivera. Coronado and his men were among the first of the European explorers to visit the plains. The goal of the early Spanish explorers was to discover riches north of Mexico. Coronado's 1541 expedition to discover gold in Quivera led him to the area that would later become Kansas.

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Title (Main title): Coronado starts for Quivira

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