The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 12, July 1908 - April, 1909 Page: 95
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Mother of Texas
Here is a land of gorgeous sunshine; quaint, bygone ways of life; un-
surpassable climate; picturesque scenery with an historical setting more
romantic than fiction.
No trip to Mexico is complete without a trip to Guanajuato, the
scene of the immortal Hidalgo's victory over the Spanish force. The old
Alhondiga de Granadita-, which his ragged hosts assaulted, is still the
most imposing public edifice. Once, one of three greatest cities of the
continent-now a rich mining camp. Her catacombs are the wonder
The "Pearl of the Occident," with a superb climate, picturesque en-
vironment and beautiful architecture; she is without a peer in all
Mexico. Her impressive Basilica is justly famous. In the sacristy is
Murillo's "Assumption," a jewel of world-wide interest. To the west of
the city a sheer drop of 2,000 feet reveals the wonders of the tropics.
The playground of the Montezumas, the favorite home of Cortez, the
resort of every Viceroy, Emperor or President, and the pleasure ground
of elite society today. The prehistoric ruins of Xochicalco and El Parque
bear testimony to its early importance. Within sight of the hoary
Cortez Palace and Cathedral is a modern Country Club, with up-to-date
appointments, a golf course and spacious tennis courts, and baths that
would adorn any city.
traverses 20 of the 27 states of the republic, and up this line alone is found
the places and peoples that truly represent Mexican traditions, hopes
For general information and Free Illustrated Booklets address:
J. N. STRASSER, - - San Antonio, Texas.
J. C. McDONALD, - La Mutua, Mexico, D. P.
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