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De Soto National Memorial

De Soto National Memorial

The Monument marks the supposed spot where Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto landed in 1539. Nearby CampUtiza, a living history site, recreates de Soto first setting foot, as well as a village of Native Americans he met.

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