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Soto, Hernando de(Encyclopedia)Soto, Hernando de: see De Soto, Hernando.
De Soto, Hernando(Encyclopedia)De Soto, Hernando ds´t, Span. rnän´d d s´t [key], c.1500–1542, Spanish explorer. After serving under Pedro Arias de Ávila in Central America and under Francisco Pizarro in Peru,...
Bradenton(Encyclopedia)Bradenton br´dntn [key], city (1990 pop. 43,779), seat of Manatee co., SW Fla., on Tampa Bay at the mouths of the Braden and Manatee rivers; inc. 1903. A popular winter resort and retirement ce...
Pachuca de Soto(Encyclopedia)Pachuca de Soto pächoo´kä s´t [key], city (1990 pop. 174,013), capital of Hidalgo state, central Mexico, at the head of a ravine surrounded by foothills of the Sierra Madre Oriental. P...
Alarcón, Hernando de(Encyclopedia)Alarcón, Hernando de rnän´d d älärkn´ [key], fl. 1540, Spanish explorer in the Southwest. He was given command of a fleet that was supposed to support the land expedition of Francisco V...
Pizarro, Hernando(Encyclopedia)Pizarro, Hernando rnän´d pthär´r [key], fl. 1530–60, Spanish conquistador, half-brother of Francisco Pizarro. Much older than his half-brothers, Francisco, Juan, and Gonzalo, and, unlike...
Tampa Bay(Encyclopedia)Tampa Bay, inlet of the Gulf of Mexico, 25 mi (40 km) long and 7 to 12 mi (11.3–19 km) wide, W Fla., separated from the Gulf by numerous small islands; it receives the Hillsborough River. St. Peters...
Hot Springs(Encyclopedia)Hot Springs, city (1990 pop. 32,462), seat of Garland co., W central Ark.; settled 1807, inc. 1876. The city nearly surrounds Hot Springs National Park, whose hot mineral springs made the city a famou...
Hot Springs National Park(Encyclopedia)Hot Springs National Park, 5,549 acres (2,247 hectares), W central Ark.; est. 1921; nearly surrounded by the city of Hot Springs. Visited by Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto in 1541, the springs, lon...
De Soto National Memorial(Encyclopedia)De Soto National Memorial: see National Parks and Monuments (table).
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