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DuVal Auditorium, Banner-University Medical Center

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1501 N Campbell Ave
Tucson, AZ United States

May 2019

Richard and Shirley Flint – “Mendoza’s Aim: To Complete the Columbian Project”

May 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
DuVal Auditorium, Banner-University Medical Center, 1501 N Campbell Ave
Tucson, AZ United States
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Don Antonio de Mendoza and his forebears had been backing the Columbian Project for generations. It is little wonder, then—even if it is a surprise to the twenty-first century—that Mendoza’s goal for the Coronado expedition was to finally reach Asia by traveling westward from Spain. This talk discusses why most Europeans of the day were sure that was possible and why it looked to be on the brink of accomplishment in the 1530s from Mexico. As a result, the Coronado expedition attracted “a…

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