Coronado National Memorial: A History of Montezuma Canyon by Joseph P. Sánchez

By Joseph P. Sánchez

Coronado nationwide Memorial explores forgotten pathways via Montezuma Canyon in southeastern Arizona, and offers a vital historical past of the southern Huachuca Mountains. it is a magical position that formed the zone and international locations, the USA and Mexico. Its historical past dates again to the day trip led via Conquistador Francisco Vásquez de Coronado in 1540, a trifling forty-eight years after Columbus’ first voyage. earlier than that point local american citizens occupied the land, later to be joined through Spanish and Mexican interval miners and ranchers, prospecting marketers, missionaries, and homesteaders.

Sánchez is the most important historian of the realm, and he shifts via and decodes a couple of key Spanish and English language files from diversified documents that inform the tale of an historic drama of epic proportions. He combines the local and the worldwide, beginning with the prehistory of the realm. He covers Spanish colonial touch, payment missions, the Mexican Territorial interval, land offers, and the final word formation of the overseas border that set the level for the construction of the Coronado nationwide Memorial in 1952.

Much has been written approximately southwestern Arizona and northeastern Sonora, and in lots of methods this e-book enhances these efforts and delivers details concerning the region’s colourful past. 


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