So now when people from the Eastern part of the U.S. comment that they have a "much longer history " then we do, we can politely correct them.
Would have been better without the monotonous too loud music which just about drowns out the speech.
Apologies for previous comment. I was hearing music from another program that was running at the same time. Very informative.
The video mentions the SLV was discovered and named by the Coronado Expedition on the feast day of Saint Louis (August 25th) in 1540. I have not found this information in my reading of various Coronado's Expedition documents.
I have read that Captain Alvarado of the Coronado Expedition came as far north on the Rio Grande as Taos in 1540.
What document shows the discovery and naming of the San Luis Valley? Thanks.
Jerry, I know it has been awhile but getting a good response has been difficult. I know the video stated 1540's for settlement but the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area don't agree but some of the unofficial handed down stories, not confirmed with documentation stand by the 1540 date. Sorry I can't give you a better response. As more of the Valley's history is uncovered I'm sure we will post updates.