- a seaport in SW Spain: starting point of Columbus's first voyage westward.
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As detectives began closing in on Viens, he attempted to commit suicide by diving feet first off a Rancho Palos Verdes cliff.David Viens Murder Trial: Chef Says He Slow-Cooked His Wife’s Body
September 20, 2012
She was born in Palo Alto, California, and moved to Palos Verdes when she was nine.Tragedy of the Picture Brides
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The expedition set sail from Palos in Spain, August 3, 1492.Introductory American History
Henry Eldridge Bourne
While he was there, Columbus, who had no means of communicating with him, sailed from Palos.
The President responds to a message from the Alcalde of Palos.
The third vessel was much larger, and did not belong to Palos.
In 1499 he sailed with four caravels from Palos, the same port from which Columbus had sailed.Discoverers and Explorers
Edward R. Shaw
- a village and former port in SW Spain: starting point of Columbus' voyage of discovery to America (1492)
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