2009-05-08 / Two Hours From Home
Part 4: Searching for Treasure
We all remember Hernando DeSoto's famous exploration of the American South from our high school history days. The relentless Spaniard and his 600 conquistadors traveled 3500 miles from 1539 to 1543 in a fruitless search for gold and riches. Along the way he "discovered" the Mississippi River and died on its banks on May 21, 1542.