History of Winneshiek and Allamakee Counties, Iowa (Classic Reprint)
Fb&c Limited, 9. jul. 2015 - 746 sider
Excerpt from History of Winneshiek and Allamakee Counties, Iowa
Early in the Spring of 1542, Ferdinand Desoto discovered the mouth of the Mississippi River at the mouth of the Washita. After the sudden death of Desoto, in May, of the same year, his followers built a small vessel, and in J uly, 1543, descended the great river to the Gulf of Mexico.
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