Coronado National Monument - Hereford AZ
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 31° 20.772 W 110° 15.210
12R E 571007 N 3468211
Quick Description: Coronado National Monument was established in 1952 to commemorate the first major Spanish exploration into the American Southwest, the Francisco Vasquez de Coronado expedition of 1540-42.
Location: Arizona, United States
Date Posted: 11/18/2020 7:18:25 PM
Waymark Code: WM13DX4
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Bernd das Brot Team
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Long Description:
Coronado National Monument-History & Culture

From the National Park Service: The Coronado Expedition
The arrival of the entrada into "Tierra Nueva" in 1540, led by commander and captain general Francisco Vázquez de Coronado, set about a dramatic cultural and biological exchange. The armed expedition consisted of over 300 Europeans, over 1000 Aztec/Mexica allies, a handful of Franciscan priests, and scores of servants and enslaved peoples. Their arrival in northwest Mexico and the American Southwest irrevocably changed the lives and cultures of the indigenous peoples of the region, some who had lived here for centuries. This moment marks a period of cultural collapse, and sparked an era of cultural fusion, the result of which is still palpable in the region.

Coronado National Memorial was established to interpret the Coronado Expedition. While there is no physical evidence of the expedition in the present memorial, the park offers a sweeping view of the San Pedro River which is widely regarded as the corridor that the expedition used on their way north to the mythical Cíbola.
State/States the Park is located...: Arizona

Park Designation: Monument/Memorial

Website From the National Parks Service Page of this Waymark...: [Web Link]

Are pictures included?: yes

Times the Visitors Center (or Park) is Open....: Not listed

Months the Visitors Center/Park is open...: Not listed

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