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Daily Archives: August 3, 2017

525 Years Ago Columbus Set Sail! Learn More About This Discovery with Us

Columbus set sail on his first voyage

Take a stroll down history lane with us to learn more about Christopher Columbus’s travels.   Christopher Columbus (1451-1506) was an Italian explorer who sailed across the Atlantic Ocean in 1492, hoping to find a route to China, India, and the fabled gold and spice islands of Asia. From the Spanish port of Palos, he set sail in command of three ships—the Santa Maria, the Pinta, and