Hernando De Alarcon

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Hernando De Alarcon

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Hernando De Alarcon. By Neera

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Hernando De Alarcon died on his return journey from Gulf of California in the 1541.

Alarcon was born in Spain, in the 1500. Characteristics:He was a kind and adventurous man. The only bad thing about him was that he was vain about his appearence and wanted his food served in silver dishes. He was also fond of pomp and ceremony.

Alarcon was the first spanish person to reach the top part of california. Alarcon did not say whether he went on shore on the west bank of the river, thus standing on california soil, but he certainly saw it.


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