Mexico Travel Journal Winter 2017 p15

San Miguel became an important military and commercial site by the mid 16th century when silver was discovered in Zacatecas. The town was a melting pot, first for Spanish and indigenous peoples, and later for other European settlers too.  Major roads connected San Miguel with the mining communities, Mexico City, and the rest of the state of Guanajuato, serving travelers’ needs and providing supplies.  In particular, the textile industry flourished.  Locals claim San Miguel is the birthplace of the serape.

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Wealth from San Miguel’s crossroads status brought a rise in  Baroque and Neoclassical architecture, including many mansions, government buildings, churches, and cathedrals.  The beauty and charm of the city still bring San Miguel many visitors.

Author: Cheri Isgreen

I have been a lifelong rider and horse lover. I got my first "horse" at a yard sale; it was a pony actually. It was sometime in the early 60's. I was in 3rd or 4th grade. The pony was perhaps $10. My sister, brother, and I pooled our money and led him home. At the time my parents were traveling, and my Uncle Bill promptly made us return it. (stay tuned...more to come...)

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