Monday, December 26, 2016

America's Dusty Files - December 26, 1492 First Spanish Settlement In New World Founded By Columbus

A Year of Colonial American Frontier History
A Year of Colonial American Frontier History
December 26, 1492 First Spanish Settlement In New World Founded By Columbus
The Santa Maria's grounding had presented Columbus with both a problem and an opportunity. In the absence of the Pinta, the extra crewmen would not fit on the Nina. On Christmas Day, Columbus made the decision to found a settlement on Hispaniola with the crewmen from the Santa Maria. By the next day, the crewmen began breaking up the ship to use the lumber to build the small settlement. Columbus and his crew would remain on Hispaniola, building the stockade using logs from the forest and lumber from the ship. He would leave thirty-nine men behind.

Indiana's history begins many decades before December 11, 1816 when Indiana became a state. The first foundations of Indiana's were laid with the voyages of Christopher Columbus and the settlement that came later. The American History A Day at A Time - 2015 series is in an easy to read "This Day in History," format and includes articles by the author from that series. The reader may read the articles as they appear, or purchase the book:
A Year of Colonial American Frontier History

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