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This postcard depicts Francisco Vásquez de Coronado and his team 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.
Item Number: 550
Call Number: B Coronado *1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 550
Collections - Photograph
Date - 1940s
Environment - Natural resources - Gold
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Postcard
People - Notable People - Coronado, Francisco Vasquez de, 1510-1549
Thematic Time Period - Exploration, 1541-1820
Transportation - Non-motorized - Pack animals
Transportation - Non-motorized - Riding animals
Type of Material - Postcards