Hernando de Soto was a Spanish explorer and conquistador who
participated in the conquests of Central America and Peru and discovered the
Soto arrived on the west coast of Florida on May 30, 1539 with 10 ships
carrying over 600 soldiers to look for silver and gold and they also where
exploring the area. Hernando De Soto died during the explorations and was
buried on the banks of the Mississippi River in late June 1542.
decided to plant the seed in name of this explorer; I planted in a public
garden because what he died deserves to be in a public place where everyone can
have contact with it. The place is public, near a little lake, which can be a
representation of the Mississippi River that he discovered and who was the
first documented to crossed it.