Map of the DeSoto Expedition
"After seventeen grueling days on the mighty river we finally reached
the Gulf. And on the 10th of September, 1543, the good Lord took pity
on us and delivered us into salvation. We finally reached the Spanish
settlement at the Panaco River."
|Photo credit: Still frame from "Hernando DeSoto in America." Original video provided courtesy of the DeSoto National Memorial.
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