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Ponce de Leon

1493

He sets out on a voyage of dicovery and conquest of what he later named La Florida

Narvaez Expedition to Florida

1527 - 1528

A spanish attempt to colonize Florida, lead by Panfilo de Narvaez

Fray Marcos de Niza and the 7 cities of Cibola

1539

Alvar Nuez Cabeza de Vaca's Journey

1540

He was one of four survivors of the 1527 Narváez expedition

Franciso Vasquez de Corondo's Exploration

1540 - 1542

A Spanish conquistador, who visited New Mexico and other parts of what are now the southwestern United States . Coronado had hoped to conquer the mythical Seven Cities of Gold.

Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo

1543

He sailed from the Pacific coast of 'New Spain' as far north as Los Angeles in California. He later died from an infected wound that same year

Sir Francis Drake

1570

He attacked spanish ships and settlements to split the treasure with the queen

pedro menendez se aviles establishes st. augustine, florida

1574

Juan de Onate settles in New Mexico

1598

santa fe is founded

1610

spanish priest and soldiers establish mission

1682

father kino establishes spanish mission

1692

father junipero serraa establishes a series of missions

1768