Columbus Monuments Pages
Columbus' First Landfall
in the new world
12 october 1492
christopher columbus arrived in the new world at the island
of grand turk on 12 october 1492
columbus recorded that the lucayan people called this island
Guanahani. they welcomed the people from the sky... each brought
something to eat and drink which they gave with marvelous love.
columbus took possession for spain and named the island
La Isla de San Salvador and called its inhabitants Indios. on 14 october,
the Santa Maria, Pinta and Nina sailed towards the caicos islands which
columbus named La Isla de Santa Maria de la Concepcion.
the continuous cultural exchange between europe and america
which began on columbus's islands of discovery, now known as
the turks and caicos islands, changed the course of human history.
dedicated 5 october 1990
the government of the turks and caicos islands
michael i. bradley, cmg qc
oswald o. skippings, mlc
governor's commission for california's quincentenary commemoration|
of the discovery of america.
Item Code: tc001; Added: 12 December 2006
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