Gold Seekers of '49

Gold Seekers of '49

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"[...] 1513-September 25, the young Spanish navigator Vasco Nunez de Balboa and party, from the Atlantic, exploring afoot the Isthmus of Panama (first called the Isthmus of Darien), on the mountain divide sight the Pacific Ocean. This they reach and claim for the King of Spain. They were the first white men to cross the Isthmus, and they discovered the Pacific Ocean. 1516-Balboa again crosses the Isthmus, transporting the material for four ships from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Two thousand native Indians die by the hard labor of jungle travel. 1520-1529-Various other explorations are made by Spain, in hopes of finding a water-way clear through[...]."show more

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  • Paperback | 180 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 249g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507700113
  • 9781507700112