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    Isn't there a superstition linked to Columbus where people avoid mentioning his name and refer to him as El Almirante?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fulano2 View Post
    Just asking, to whom and where have you talked about this in the ten times you visited the DR?
    Taxi drivers (some of whom offered to drive me to the Columbus monument for extra money), about five different paralegals, and people I met while attending church, and a few people I met on planes.

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    The oldest church in the New World

    The oldest lighthouse in the New world

    Study up on why the area is called the West Indies......

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    I have been told of two c where Cristobal Colon landed first. One near La Vega and the other near Luperon.
    Don't know if either is correct.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Derfish View Post
    I have been told of two c where Cristobal Colon landed first. One near La Vega and the other near Luperon.
    Don't know if either is correct.
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    Well since La Vega is an hour a way from the sea/ocean it certainly wasn't La Vega.

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    There was an inland large waterway on the south side...
    now landlocked...
    Baharona way, I think

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    The average Dominican I know has very little real idea of the history of Hispaniola or Columbus.
    Maybe I need to raise the ed level of my friends but most do not even read the newspaper except to check the lottery numbers.
    Certainly not saying it is true for all

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    Lago Enriquillo was once accessible from the Caribbean Sea

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    Quote Originally Posted by william webster View Post
    There was an inland large waterway on the south side...
    now landlocked...
    Baharona way, I think
    and.....?

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    ….By definition the word colonization means ...to exterminate the native population, and steal the natural resources ….The Spanish were very good at this...read about Cortez in Mexico or Pizzaro in South America...Also Colon ran one of his 3 ships on to a coral reef on the north coast of the DR somewhere near Puerto plata… He then salvaged the lumber and built a small fort he named Isabel (after the Queen) and left some of his men to stay there until his return trip the next year....Well about a year later he returned only to find all his men dead, killed by the local Indians, because they had stolen all the Indian women....and so this type of behavior continues here to this day …….Doc.....

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