After Columbus arrived in America in 1492, a new breed of adventurers flocked to the New World. Known as conquistadors, they risked their lives for gold and glory on the new continents. Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo was one of these bold men. In 1542, he led his own voyage of discovery, exploring the California coast. Cabrillo was a man of action rather than words, and he left few records, but we know enough about him and his spine-tingling time in history to create a captivating portrait.