Welsh prince preceded Columbus by 3 centuries?

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A Welsh society in America wants a plaque reinstated marking the supposed arrival of a prince in the US three centuries before Columbus.

Some claim Prince Madoc ap Owain was one of the first Europeans on North American soil when he landed at Mobile Bay, Alabama, in around 1170.

A plaque marking the legend that Welsh was passed on to native Americans went up in the 50s but has now been removed.

The Alabama Welsh Society has begun a petition calling for it to be restored.

The Madoc (or Madog) legend claims he and his followers were the first Welsh emigrants to the New World when they sailed from what is now Rhos-on-Sea, Colwyn Bay.

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