Tag Archives: Hidalgo

A Gringo Guide to the Mexican Revolution

9 Nov

To read all about it, download a copy to your phone, tablet, laptop on Amazon.com, Amazon.com.mx; Barnes and Noble, bn.com; Kobo.com and on Google Play Search William J. Conaway – http://www.williamjconaway.com

“A Gringo Guide to the Mexican Revolution” – A 56 page, coffee table style book with the complete, bloody history of the Mexican Revolution 1910-1921, with lots of great historic pictures. GG-105 – $16.95 Plus $6.95 International Shipping & Handling. Order by email: wjconaway@yahoo.com, or download from Amazon.com; Barnes and Noble.com; Kobo.com (now for Sony Readers too); or Google Play for a considerable discount.

A Gringo Guide to the Mexican Revolution

4 Nov

To read all about it, download a copy to your phone, tablet, laptop on Amazon.com, Amazon.com.mx; Barnes and Noble, bn.com; Kobo.com and on Google Play Search William J. Conaway – http://www.williamjconaway.com

“A Gringo Guide to the Mexican Revolution” – A 56 page, coffee table style book with the complete, bloody history of the Mexican Revolution 1910-1921, with lots of great historic pictures. GG-105 – $16.95 Plus $6.95 International Shipping & Handling. Order by email: wjconaway@yahoo.com, or download from Amazon.com; Barnes and Noble.com; Kobo.com (now for Sony Readers too); or Google Play for a considerable discount.

Walking Tours of Guanajuato

14 Aug
Download on Amazon.com; Barnes and Noble.com; Kobo.com (now includes sony Readers) and on Google Play. Search William J. Conaway.

Download on Amazon.com; Barnes and Noble.com; Kobo.com (now includes sony Readers) and on Google Play. Search William J. Conaway.

Walking Tours of Guanajuato – A 30 page book of the History, Legends, and Step-by-Step instructions for touring this 460+ year old Spanish Colonial city. The legends are authentic, and have been handed down generation aftergeneration.The booklet has lots of historic and full color pictures, and is suitable for saving as a souvenir. WT-103 – $16.50 Plus $6.95 International Shipping & Handling. Order by email: wjconaway@yahoo.com, or download fromAmazon.com Barnes and Noble.com; Kobo.com; or Google Play for a considerable discount. – A 30 page book of the History, Legends, and Step-by-Step instructions for touring this 460+ year old Spanish Colonial city. The legends are authentic, and have been handed down generation aftergeneration.The booklet has lots of historic and full color pictures, and is suitable for saving as a souvenier. WT-103 – $16.50 Plus $6.95 International Shipping & Handling. Order by email: wjconaway@yahoo.com, or download fromAmazon.com Barnes and Noble.com; Kobo.com; or Google Play for a considerable discount.

Driving Adventure: Hidalgo, and the Ancient city of Teotihuacan

14 Jun
Download on Amazon.com; Barnes and Noble.com; Kobo.com (now includes sony Readers) and on Google Play. Search William J. Conaway.

Download on Amazon.com; Barnes and Noble.com; Kobo.com (now includes sony Readers) and on Google Play. Search William J. Conaway.

Driving Adventure: Hidalgo, and the Ancient city of Teotihuacan – A coffee table style guidebook with the history of the State, and instructions for driving around the state of Hidalgo with stops in: Huichapan, Alfajayucan, Zimápan, Ixmiquilpan, Tula de Allende, Teotihuacán, Pachuca, Mineral del Chico, Real del Monte, Atotonilco El Grande, Metztitlan, Molongo de Escamilla, Tlahuitepa, Huazalingo, and Huejutla de Reyes. with lots of full-color pictures.DA – 104 – $16.95 Plus $7.95 International Shipping & Handling. Order by email: wjconaway@yahoo.com, or download from Amazon.com Barnes andNoble.comKobo.com; or Google Play for a considerable discount.

Driving Adventure: Hidalgo, and the Ancient City of Teotihuacán

13 Jun
Download on Amazon.com; Barnes and Noble.com; Kobo.com (now includes sony Readers) and on Google Play. Search William J. Conaway.

Download on Amazon.com; Barnes and Noble.com; Kobo.com (now includes sony Readers) and on Google Play. Search William J. Conaway.

An Excerpt from my, “Driving Adventure: Hidalgo, and the Ancient City of Teotihuacán.”

Driving Adventure of the State of Hidalgo
I must confess that my attention was frequently attracted from the works of man to the stupendous natural scenery by which we were surrounded; the unexplored forests that clothe the mountains to their very summits, the torrents that leaped and sparkled in the sunshine, the deep ravines, the many-tinted foliage, the bold and jutting rocks. All combine to increase our admiration of the bounties of nature to this favored land.

Frances Calderón de la Barca «Life in Mexico,» 1843

The Early History
(The historic towns in bold letters can still be found on the modern map of Hidalgo that is included.)

According to archeological studies Hidalgo has been inhabited steadily for the last 7-8,000 years. Some of the inhabitants were nomadic tribes who slowly moved on to other, more suitable areas, but there were some that established themselves here, and had great success.

The first of these groups were the Olmecs who came after the jade, and black and green obsidian that were to be found here.

Next came the Teotihucanos who settled in Tepeapulco as an advance warning outpost to protect their capital, Teotihuacan, against the marauding Chichimecas (an Aztec word for «barbarians» used to describe a diverse group of tribes, similar in their hostile behavior).

The Otomies settled in the arid Mezquital Valley in Ixmiquilpan and Actopan, and spread out from there.

The Huastecos settled in the fertile northeast corner of the State that is separated from the rest by the towering mountain range, the Sierra Madre Occidental with many peaks reaching over 8,000 feet, and by the rushing white-water rivers, the Amajac, Metztitlán, and the Río Chiflón.

The most successful of all, the Toltecs, who were an offshoot of the Nahuas, precursor of the Aztecs, who settled in what is now called Tula de Allende, Huichapan, and Tulancingo in the IX century. They built a brilliant civilization worshiping their god Quetzalcóatl which lasted, in those places until in 1168, when they were overrun by the Chichimecas. Quetzalcóatl and his followers moved their capital to the Yucatan at Chichén Itzá.

Quetzalcóatl
Part man, part myth, and part deity. Quetzalcóatl, the man, is said to have been born to Mixcoatl, a Chichimecan warrior chieftain who conquered Teotihuacan and the surrounding area. Entering what is now the state of Morelos, Mixcoatl encountered the woman Chimalman with whom he fathered Ce Actal Topiltzin Quetzalcóatl.

Quetzalcóatl’s father was assassinated, and his followers persuaded him to take his revenge on the miscreants, and reclaim his throne at Tula. As ruler he instilled a new religion with Queztalcoatl as it’s god. Under his benign leadership as high priest of the new religion the arts flourished. He declared himself celibate, and banned human sacrifices. And in so doing, made enemies of the worshipers of Tezcatlipoca, a really bloodthirsty bunch.

Later, after years of plotting, the Tezcatlipocans got Quetzalcoatl drunk on pulque, which he had never tasted, and tempted him successfully with his own sister.

Exposing their man/god to the criticism of the people Quetzalcóatl left Tula with his most loyal followers, and began a trek that took them to the Yucatan, land of the Mayas who he conquered.

Driving Adventure: Hidalgo, and the Ancient city of Teotihuacan

12 Jun
Download on Amazon.com; Barnes and Noble.com; Kobo.com (now includes sony Readers) and on Google Play. Search William J. Conaway.

Download on Amazon.com; Barnes and Noble.com; Kobo.com (now includes sony Readers) and on Google Play. Search William J. Conaway.

Driving Adventure: Hidalgo, and the Ancient city of Teotihuacan – A coffee table style guidebook with the history of the State, and instructions for driving around the state of Hidalgo with stops in: Huichapan, Alfajayucan, Zimápan, Ixmiquilpan, Tula de Allende, Teotihuacán, Pachuca, Mineral del Chico, Real del Monte, Atotonilco El Grande, Metztitlan, Molongo de Escamilla, Tlahuitepa, Huazalingo, and Huejutla de Reyes. with lots of full-color pictures.DA – 104 – $16.95 Plus $7.95 International Shipping & Handling. Order by email: wjconaway@yahoo.com, or download from Amazon.com Barnes andNoble.comKobo.com; or Google Play for a considerable discount.

11 Jun
Download on Amazon.com; Barnes and Noble.com; Kobo.com (now includes sony Readers) and on Google Play. Search William J. Conaway.

Download on Amazon.com; Barnes and Noble.com; Kobo.com (now includes sony Readers) and on Google Play. Search William J. Conaway.

An Excerpt from my, “Driving Adventure: Hidalgo, and the Ancient City of Teotihuacán.”

Driving Adventure of the State of Hidalgo
I must confess that my attention was frequently attracted from the works of man to the stupendous natural scenery by which we were surrounded; the unexplored forests that clothe the mountains to their very summits, the torrents that leaped and sparkled in the sunshine, the deep ravines, the many-tinted foliage, the bold and jutting rocks. All combine to increase our admiration of the bounties of nature to this favored land.

Frances Calderón de la Barca «Life in Mexico,» 1843

The Early History
(The historic towns in bold letters can still be found on the modern map of Hidalgo that is included.)

According to archeological studies Hidalgo has been inhabited steadily for the last 7-8,000 years. Some of the inhabitants were nomadic tribes who slowly moved on to other, more suitable areas, but there were some that established themselves here, and had great success.

The first of these groups were the Olmecs who came after the jade, and black and green obsidian that were to be found here.

Next came the Teotihucanos who settled in Tepeapulco as an advance warning outpost to protect their capital, Teotihuacan, against the marauding Chichimecas (an Aztec word for «barbarians» used to describe a diverse group of tribes, similar in their hostile behavior).

The Otomies settled in the arid Mezquital Valley in Ixmiquilpan and Actopan, and spread out from there.

The Huastecos settled in the fertile northeast corner of the State that is separated from the rest by the towering mountain range, the Sierra Madre Occidental with many peaks reaching over 8,000 feet, and by the rushing white-water rivers, the Amajac, Metztitlán, and the Río Chiflón.

The most successful of all, the Toltecs, who were an offshoot of the Nahuas, precursor of the Aztecs, who settled in what is now called Tula de Allende, Huichapan, and Tulancingo in the IX century. They built a brilliant civilization worshiping their god Quetzalcóatl which lasted, in those places until in 1168, when they were overrun by the Chichimecas. Quetzalcóatl and his followers moved their capital to the Yucatan at Chichén Itzá.

Quetzalcóatl
Part man, part myth, and part deity. Quetzalcóatl, the man, is said to have been born to Mixcoatl, a Chichimecan warrior chieftain who conquered Teotihuacan and the surrounding area. Entering what is now the state of Morelos, Mixcoatl encountered the woman Chimalman with whom he fathered Ce Actal Topiltzin Quetzalcóatl.

Quetzalcóatl’s father was assassinated, and his followers persuaded him to take his revenge on the miscreants, and reclaim his throne at Tula. As ruler he instilled a new religion with Queztalcoatl as it’s god. Under his benign leadership as high priest of the new religion the arts flourished. He declared himself celibate, and banned human sacrifices. And in so doing, made enemies of the worshipers of Tezcatlipoca, a really bloodthirsty bunch.

Later, after years of plotting, the Tezcatlipocans got Quetzalcoatl drunk on pulque, which he had never tasted, and tempted him successfully with his own sister.

Exposing their man/god to the criticism of the people Quetzalcóatl left Tula with his most loyal followers, and began a trek that took them to the Yucatan, land of the Mayas who he conquered.

Driving Adventure: Hidalgo, and the Ancient city of Teotihuacan

10 Jun
Download on Amazon.com; Barnes and Noble.com; Kobo.com (now includes sony Readers) and on Google Play. Search William J. Conaway.

Download on Amazon.com; Barnes and Noble.com; Kobo.com (now includes sony Readers) and on Google Play. Search William J. Conaway.

Driving Adventure: Hidalgo, and the Ancient city of Teotihuacan – A coffee table style guidebook with the history of the State, and instructions for driving around the state of Hidalgo with stops in: Huichapan, Alfajayucan, Zimápan, Ixmiquilpan, Tula de Allende, Teotihuacán, Pachuca, Mineral del Chico, Real del Monte, Atotonilco El Grande, Metztitlan, Molongo de Escamilla, Tlahuitepa, Huazalingo, and Huejutla de Reyes. with lots of full-color pictures.DA – 104 – $16.95 Plus $7.95 International Shipping & Handling. Order by email: wjconaway@yahoo.com, or download from Amazon.com Barnes andNoble.comKobo.com; or Google Play for a considerable discount.

Driving Adventure: Hidalgo, and the Ancient city of Teotihuacan

9 Jun
Download on Amazon.com; Barnes and Noble.com; Kobo.com (now includes sony Readers) and on Google Play. Search William J. Conaway.

Download on Amazon.com; Barnes and Noble.com; Kobo.com (now includes sony Readers) and on Google Play. Search William J. Conaway.

Driving Adventure: Hidalgo, and the Ancient city of Teotihuacan – A coffee table style guidebook with the history of the State, and instructions for driving around the state of Hidalgo with stops in: Huichapan, Alfajayucan, Zimápan, Ixmiquilpan, Tula de Allende, Teotihuacán, Pachuca, Mineral del Chico, Real del Monte, Atotonilco El Grande, Metztitlan, Molongo de Escamilla, Tlahuitepa, Huazalingo, and Huejutla de Reyes. with lots of full-color pictures. DA – 104 – $16.95 Plus $7.95 International Shipping & Handling. Order by email: wjconaway@yahoo.com, or download from Amazon.com Barnes and Noble.com; Kobo.com; or Google Play for a considerable discount.

Dolores Hidalgo

12 Aug
Dolores Hidalgo, destination "Driving Adventure: Day Trips From San Miguel" Download Your copy on Amazon.com; Barnes and Noble.com; Kobo.com; and on Google Play. Search William J. Conaway.

Dolores Hidalgo, destination “Driving Adventure: Day Trips From San Miguel” Download Your copy on Amazon.com; Barnes and Noble.com; Kobo.com; and on Google Play. Search William J. Conaway.

Day Trips From San Miguel – A 56 page coffee table style guidebook to easy one-day trips with historic and full-color pictures. Visit Acambaro, Guanajuato’s oldest city; Dolores Hidalgo, the Fountain of the Independence movement, La Luz, Guanajuato’s Other Ghost Town; Cerro de San Pedro, San Luis Potosí’s Ghost Town, and Jaral de Berrio, the ruins of an historic Hacienda. DA – 102 – $16.95 Plus $7.95 International Shipping & Handling. Order by email: wjconaway@yahoo.com, or download from Amazon.com Barnes and Noble.com; Kobo.com; or Google Play for a considerable discount.

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