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By Ted J. Warner

Translated through Fray Angelico Chavez, Edited by means of Ted J. Warner

Western History

The chronicle of Fray Francisco Atanasio Domínguez and Fray Silvestre Vélez de Escalante’s such a lot extraordinary 1776 day trip throughout the Rocky Mountains, the japanese nice Basin, and the Colorado Plateau to stock new lands for the Spanish crown and to discover a direction from Santa Fe to Monterey, California.

Escalante’s magazine splendidly describes each element of the rugged and scenic kingdom in which they journeyed, alongside the traits and customs of its population. operating as a long way north as present-day Provo, Utah, the day trip ultimately lower back south. An coming near near serious iciness and mishaps one of the maze of the Grand Canyon pressured the celebration to come back to Santa Fe through manner of the Hopi pueblos.

This magazine offers a desirable account of over 1000 miles of wasteland exploration.

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By Ted J. Warner

Translated through Fray Angelico Chavez, Edited by means of Ted J. Warner

Western History

The chronicle of Fray Francisco Atanasio Domínguez and Fray Silvestre Vélez de Escalante’s such a lot extraordinary 1776 day trip throughout the Rocky Mountains, the japanese nice Basin, and the Colorado Plateau to stock new lands for the Spanish crown and to discover a direction from Santa Fe to Monterey, California.

Escalante’s magazine splendidly describes each element of the rugged and scenic kingdom in which they journeyed, alongside the traits and customs of its population. operating as a long way north as present-day Provo, Utah, the day trip ultimately lower back south. An coming near near serious iciness and mishaps one of the maze of the Grand Canyon pressured the celebration to come back to Santa Fe through manner of the Hopi pueblos.

This magazine offers a desirable account of over 1000 miles of wasteland exploration.

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A reasonable question is whether yet another version is necessary. We believe that it is. The first English translation was published in 1909 by the Reverend W. R. Harris. Although it is a good pioneer effort, Harris relied entirely upon a typescript prepared for him from the imperfect 1854 version published in Spanish in Mexico City in Documentos para la historia de Mexico, segunda serie. Because of its numerous errors, both in translation and notes, it has been judged practically worthless by scholars.

The only manuscript copies readily at hand were at the Newberry Library (Ayer Collection) in Chicago, the Archivo General de la Nación (AGN, Mexico), and the Archivo General de Indias (AGI, Seville); but at the very start there occurred a windfall of sorts when I discovered that the Newberry copy was in the handwriting of Fray José Palacio, who had acted as secretary to Domínguez during the latter's visitation of the New Mexico missions earlier in 1776. Since this manuscript came from the Ramirez Mexican Collection, which consisted of much material rifled from Franciscan headquarters in Mexico City during one of many revolutions, the inference is that this was the very first copy made in Santa Fe from the original, and subsequently sent down to the Mother Province of the Holy Gospel in that very same year.

The San Juan River watershed includes the southerly drainage from Wolf Creek Pass, which connects the San Juan Basin with the San Luis Valley to the east. 40 Still called the San Juan River. It discharges into the Colorado River. Page 11 through the same canyon for nearly a league to the south. We swung southwest a quarter league and three-quarters west through canyons, over inclines, and through very troublesome tree growth. The experts lost the trailand even the slight acquaintance they showed to have had with this terrain.

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