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Who discovered the Great Salt Lake?
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by NaturalResources: [QB] I found an intersting reference on an old map recently. The map was made by Alexander von Humboldt and published in 1804, much later than Andre Thevet's map. http://www.williamtalbot.com/catalog/16_humboldt.html I cannot completely read the text in the upper right corner of the map which features the "Great Salt Lake", however it appears to read: [QUOTE]This Lake the (borders?) of which are very (imperfectly?) known from the Journals of Father Escalante is perhaps the Teyago Lake from the borders of which, according to some Historians, the (Azteques?) ??????? to the River Gila*.[/QUOTE]*(Modern Day Colorado River) I will post a link with a better image and corrected text if I can find it for anyone that might be interested. While this evidence is purely conjecture by the map's author, it is interesting never the less because it is one of several references to an Aztec connection to the Grand Teyago, or Great Salt Lake that I have found during my research. It is also interesting to note that while it could be pure coincidence or a result of mistaken identity, some "Cliff Dwellings" in the Southwest are known even today by Aztec names. Montezuma Castle National Monument in Arizona http://www.nps.gov/moca/ Aztec Ruins National Monument in New Mexico http://www.nps.gov/azru/ [/QB][/QUOTE]
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