In Columbus' Footsteps

June 1976
Time;6/14/1976, Vol. 107 Issue 25, p40
The article focuses on the visit of Spain's King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia to the Western Hemisphere. It states that during their route to the U.S., the royal couple stopped off in the Domican Republic, wherein Christopher Columbus, financed by Queen Isabella of Spain, made on of his first landfalls. It notes that President Ford welcomed the couple on the south lawn of the White House, then followed by a 40-minute review of Spanish-American relations. Furthermore, the proposed five-year treaty to renew U.S. base rights in Spain was the highlight of the conversation.


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