Martin-Castillo Expedition - Big Lake, Reagan County, Texas
Address: US 67, Main and 2nd Streets
Directions: US67 at corner of Main and 2nd, Big Lake
Marker #: 5383003232
Year Dedicated: 1970
Size, type: 18" x 28"
Last reported condition: Sand and shellac
Martin-Castillo Expedition - Explored the Concho River, 32 miles north of here, gathering information on Jumano Indians and searching for pearls, 1650. Setting out from Santa Fe, Capts. Hernan Martin and Diego Del Castillo traveled about 600 miles to the Jumano territory, where they stayed for 6 months. Further travels took them to the edge of the Texas nation, where they obtained the first information definitely about the tribe that gave Texas its name. The "discoveries" of their journey -- pearls and the Texas nation -- sparked later important Spanish expeditions to East Texas.
Decimal degrees:  N 31.193531   W -101.460855
Degrees, minutes: N 31 11.612   W 0101 27.651
UTM: Zone 14, Easting 265514, Northing 3453659
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