Spanish Explorers

Spanish Explorers (HM1E3M)

Location: Pecos, TX 79772 Reeves County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 25.659', W 103° 29.729'

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Antonio De Espejo in 1583, after exploring among pueblos in New Mexico, reached the Pecos River southeast of Santa Fe. He Named it Rio de Las Vacas (river of cows), for the abundance of buffalo. On his return route to Mexico he went down the river to near the present town of Pecos. Jumano Indians led his party to their camp on Toyah Lake. He then went down Toyah Creek and through the Big Bend.

While Espejo was first to explore the Pecos, Castano de Sosa, on his way into New Mexico in 1590, was the first European to travel its full length.
HM NumberHM1E3M
Series This marker is part of the Antonio de Espejo Entrada of 1582-1583 series
Marker Number4998
Year Placed1966
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 3:17pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13R E 642992 N 3477976
Decimal Degrees31.42765000, -103.49548333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 25.659', W 103° 29.729'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 25' 39.54" N, 103° 29' 43.74" W
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Area Code(s)432
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 120 E 1st St, Pecos TX 79772, US
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