Fransico Vasquez de Coronado

By Madison H

Early Life

Francisco Vasquez de Coronado was born in Salamanca Spain on september 22 1510

he was a younger son and as such did not stand to inherit the family title or estate instead

he decided to make it on his own. He traveled with Antonio de Mendoza who married well

and Francisco rose up through the coloniel goverment

The Voyage

Francisco hoped to find the seven gold cities but found nothing but he was the first

European sighting of the Grand Canyon and the Colorado River