In 1541, Francisco Vasquez de Coronado and his legion of conquistadors began searching for Cibola and the Seven Cities of Gold.  While he did not find what he was looking for, ​this Spanish Conquistador spent over a month with the Quivira in Rice County.

Photo of conquistador with helmet removed and wearing armor - head and bust photo
Yellow map of Mexico and the southern states of the us with Coronado's path marked in red.