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Trail Dust: Oñate expedition put on Southwest’s first dramatic play

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MARC SIMMONS

Trail Dust

Posted: Friday, March 28, 2014 7:00 pm | Updated: 12:15 am, Sat Mar 29, 2014.

When was the first dramatic play performed in the Southwest? The answer is well known to historians.

On April 30, 1598, the great colonizing expedition of Don Juan de Oñate reached the banks of the Rio Grande a few miles below present-day Juárez and made camp. Because of a later change in the course of the river, the spot is probably now within the United States.

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1 comment:

  • henry griswold posted at 9:36 am on Sun, Mar 30, 2014.

    henry griswold Posts: 218

    the natives weren't simple, approaching on bended knee & didn't ask to be received into the FAITH.............

     
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