Tag Archives: Christopher Columbus

Why Columbus Matters

Some thoughts about Christopher Columbus and the Restoration October 12, 2015, marks the 523rd anniversary of the an event that changed the world. Three small wooden sailing ships from Palos, Spain, dropped anchor in a bay on the westward side … Continue reading

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My Spain: Columbus in Barcelona

In the spring of 1493, the Royal Court was in Barcelona, in residence at what is now known as the ┬áPalau Reial facing the Placa del Rei. In April of 1493, Columbus traveled overland from Sevilla to Barcelona to make … Continue reading

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My Spain: Columbus in Castile

After four days in Andalusia, we took the AVE to Madrid. Our primary focus was to meet with former missionaries – more on that later – but we also rented a car and drove north to visit Medina del Campo, … Continue reading

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Rediscovering Columbus

On 15 April 2014 I had the opportunity to speak about Christopher Columbus at the monthly meeting of the Cannon – Hinckley dinner group. The meeting was held in the Empire Room of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in downtown … Continue reading

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“De-Mystifying” Columbus

For the past few months I have been living in the 15th century. Or at least my mind and thoughts have been in the 15th century; my body is still in the 21st century where I have access to electricity, … Continue reading

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