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Nature & Landscape: The Conflicting Views of Columbus and Cabeza de Vaca

Europeans ventured to the New World for a variety of reasons–religious freedom, a new start, to expand the empire of their homeland–but one of the most common reasons was to extract resources from the land and bring them back to Europe in order to make large sums of money. 1,560 more words


Lost and Found - May 20th Edition

What to remember about May 20th…

  • 1506  Italian explorer Christopher Columbus dies of heart attack in Valladolid, Spain (b. 1451)
  • 1778  Patriot and Oneida indian allies led by Marquis de Lafayette evade entrapment by British troops at Battle of Barren Hill, Pennsylvania…
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20th May - On This Day In History


1944 Joe Cocker (rock vocalist)


1506 Christopher Columbus (explorer)

On This Day:

1927 Aviator Charles Lindbergh takes off from New York to fly to Paris – first person to fly across the Atlantic… 14 more words

The letter […] was produced in 1493 and is considered of enormous historical importance.
The Columbus letter, which was stolen from Florence’s Riccardiana library, was found in the United States Library of Congress in Washington D.C.

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Puerto Rico

The migration of the nomadic Arawak peoples in 300 AD from present day Venezuela began the next chapter in Puerto Rico history, before they were either replaced or adapted to include the first longstanding group of people to live on Puerto Rico: the Taino Indians. 698 more words


Inspiring Quotes | Christopher Columbus

“You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Christopher Columbus

The words ‘ocean’ and ‘shore’ can be taken symbolically in Columbus’ quote.

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murals plus eggs

When running along the Guadalquivir in Sevilla,I came across street art murals that were both fairly good and preserved from graffiti.I also came across this most horrendous sculpture of… 32 more words