I Come Seeking Gold!

Yes Folks, just down the street from me is the National DeSoto Monument. Not the exquisite DeSoto Firedome, unfortunately. It’s a monument to Hernando who came here in 1538 to enslave the native inhabitants and plunder for gold. What a great guy. He was terrific in execution of the former and an utter failure at the second. Nobody knows for sure where he made his first base camp, but it doesn’t matter. His monument is right here on the Manatee River in Bradenton. When you visit, you can dress up just like a real conquistador just like me:

I prefer this model:

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2 Responses to I Come Seeking Gold!

  1. Syd Schatzker says:

    Cool hat

  2. Kristian Jonsson says:

    Of course you like the DeSoto! One of the important props in the strip.

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