If the History Channel is correct and Spanish conquistador Hernando de Soto died this day in 1452, then it really is astounding that, according to the linked article, he landed on the west coast of Florida “in late May 1539” with 600 troops, servants, and staff, 200 horses, and a pack of bloodhounds. That’s the kind of rugged determination that you just don’t see anymore.

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