In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean. He also tried to search for a easier way to get to Asia.
Pineda got famous in 1519. And he was the first European to explore the Texas coast.
Cortes got famous in 1519. He took over the Aztecs and made Spain rich because of that. He took their gold and silver.
Cabeza got famous in 1526. Cabeza explored mexico, trying to find riches and gold. He later then crashed into florida, and the gulf indians turned him intocthere own servant, years later he escaaped and went back to mexico telling people lies about that place.
Cornado got famous in 1540. He discovered the grand canyon, the pacific ocean, and Kansas. He was a failure to the spanish, cause he didn´t find gold or riches.
Le salle was a famous french explorer. In 1648 he arrived in Texas. Him and his men were going through a rough expedition. Later then, he was killed by his OWN men.