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Hernando deSoto
March 30, 1539 Six ships with 350 men land on the coast of La Florida to prepare a camp for Hernando DeSoto and his men
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May 18, 1539 Hernando DeSoto leaves Havana and sails for La Florida
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May 30, 1539 Hernando deSoto arrives in the vicinity of Tampa, Florida.
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October 27, 1539 DeSoto arrives at Anaica Apalache (Tallahasse).
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March 7, 1540 Hernando deSoto reaches the Capachequi River (now called the Flint River) in the general vicinity of Bainbridge
  Decatur County, Georgia
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March 29, 1540 After passing through a swamp, De Soto crosses a river, probably in Sumter County
  Sumter County, Georgia
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April 4, 1540 DeSoto passes through the Indian town of Altamaha
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April 20, 1540 After crossing the Achese River (Ocmulgee River) DeSoto's expedition rests in the vicinity of Dublin, GA
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May 7, 1540 DeSoto sees Indians near the Savannah River with crosses who did many things the way they are done in Spain. They surmised they were near the site of the ill-fated Ayllon expedition
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May 15, 1540 DeSoto arrives at Xualla, probably the Nachoochee Valley in White County
  White County, Georgia
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May 31, 1540 DeSoto arrives at the headwaters of the Oostanuala River in present Murray County, at a site occupied by Moundbuilders.
  Murray County, Georgia
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June 4, 1540 DeSoto enters Chiaha (present-day Rome, Georgia)
  Rome, Georgia
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