Oct 12, 1492
Christopher ColumbusColumbus sails to America, thinking he has reached Asia.
Route: Spain- an island in the Carribean
Sep 30, 1519
Alonso Alvarez de PinedaPineda gives Spain information on the new world with his map of the Texas coastline.
Route: he started in Spain, and went along the coastline of present day Florida to Mexico.
Oct 10, 1519
Hernan CortesCortes lands on the coast of mexico, ready to attack the Aztecs.
Sep 30, 1527
Panfilo de NarvaezNarvaez disaster accures. Thy lost their ships and were hit by a hurricane.
Route: Spain-Florida. The survuvors were seperated; some ended up in Texas, while the others in Mexico
Sep 30, 1528
Alvar Nunez Cabeza de VacaCabeza de Vaca starts his journey in Texas.
Route: Spain-Florida, he was one of the few that landed in Texas after the hurricane, and lived among the Native Americans.
Sep 30, 1539
Hernando De SotoDe Soto's expedition set out from Florida, to find riches in North America.
Route: Florida, throughout southeastern United States, and traveled by land to Mexico.
Sep 30, 1542
Francisco Vasquez de CoronadoCoronado gives up on Texas and returnes to Spain.
Route:Mexico up to New Mexico, through texas, up Oklahoma, into Colorado, and back to new Mexico.
He discovered the Grand Canyon.
Sep 30, 1542
Luis de MoscosoAfter De soto died, Moscoso took over. They found no gold.
Route: Florida, throughout the southeastern United States, and made it by land to Mexico.
Rene Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La SalleLa Salle builds the first french fort in Texas.
Route: France, missed the Mississippi by 100miles, and ended up in Matagorda Bay, Texas