Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca

Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca (HMP6Z)

Location: Tampa, FL 33602 Hillsborough County
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N 27° 56.353', W 82° 27.282'

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???Treasurer of the ill-fated Panfilo de Narvez expedition, was first to write of the discovery of Tampa Bay, April 17, 1528, calling it "Bahia de la Cruz, the best harbor in the world."
???After the disastrous trek through Florida the remaining explorers took to the sea in 5 crude boats and vanished. Only Cabeza de Vaca and 3 companions survived. The castaways wandered for 8 years from Tampa Bay to Mexico. Cabeza de Vaca in his "Narrative" had cast a new light on "el Nuevo Mundo."
HM NumberHMP6Z
Year Placed1985
Placed ByThe Columbia Restaurant; with the cooperation of The Tampa Historical Society
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Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 5:56pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 356881 N 3091320
Decimal Degrees27.93921667, -82.45470000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 27° 56.353', W 82° 27.282'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds27° 56' 21.18" N, 82° 27' 16.92" W
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Area Code(s)813, 727, 305, 863
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 415-469 S Harbour Island Blvd, Tampa FL 33602, US
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