Columbus Landing in Puerto Rico
Columbus Landing
in Puerto Rico
Christopher Columbus began his second expedition to the Americas on September 25, 1493. Setting sail from Cadiz, Spain, he and his fleet of some 17 ships and a crew of more than 1,000 men headed for the West Indies. They arrived at the island of Borinquen, home of the Taíno people, less than two months later. Named San Juan Bautista by the Spanish newcomers, the island was later renamed Puerto Rico {Spanish for "Rich Port"}.
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Richard Schlecht
Joseph Brockert
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1993
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