Historical Society of New Mexico: Inaugural Address of Hon. W. G. Ritch, President: Delivered Before the Society, Feb: 21, 1881, at 'the Palace' (Classic Reprint).
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Publisher: Forgotten Books (6 July 2016)
By: William Gillet Ritch (Author)
The coming of the Spanish explorer marks a new era in the history of the country. First, we'have the remarkable story of Cabcea tte Vaea, from 1528 to 1536 how he journeyed by water and by land, all the way from Florida, and reciting hardships, misery, shipwrecks and death attending the expedition of the hair-bread th escapes and expedients Of himself and three sole surviving companions, while making their trans-continental passage through a vast wilderness, and an nnknownland of Wild and hostile Indians. From Vacs. We also have the account of village Indians among whom he tarried for a time, enjoying their hospitality. From his description Of the. People. And from the cross and other religious symbols found by subsequent explorers, it is believed he journeyed through What is now known as New Mexico. Then we have an account of his arriyal at San Miguel, on the Gulf of California, many thousands Of miles overland from whence he started, and his account of the thrilling adventures, and the marvelous country through which he had journeyed for eight eventful years.
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