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Old 10-05-2011, 07:14 AM   #4840
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Originally Posted by Pedro Navaja View Post
I like El Morillo. It's on the south side of the town. It used to be a hacienda. Some of the old buildings are still there, the chapel, etc. Very nice. Not expensive. I see they have redone their website. http://www.hotelsaltillo.com/

As you know there are many abandoned haciendas in Mexico. Ghost towns, not tourist attractions. They just sit out there rotting away. Makes for good adventure riding. Very good book on the hacienda and encomienda system in Mexico is http://www.amazon.com/Society-Coloni...7776542&sr=8-1 You can get a copy at the local library if they have inter-library loan. I've been doing a lot of personal research on that topic and also religious art. The Saltillo cathedral has one of the finest collections of religious art in the world. Much of the religious art of Mexico disappeared during the 1910 revolution, and more again during La Cristiada war.

Thanks Pedro. I just picked up a copy on Amazon too. A love the old Haciendas and the history that goes with them. It is amazing how many old haciendas there are around rural Mexico. Some have been restored but there must be hundreds of them that are just crumbling ruins. Definitely makes for good adventure riding/exploring.

I found some writings on-line from a professor who seems to be an expert on pre-revolution rural life and politics in rural Mexico. His specialty ares is eastern Durango It's fun to learn about how these places used to be and see how they are now.
https://www.msu.edu/~walkerd/proindex.htm

I know of at least a half a dozen old haciendas around here. I keep Google Earth/GPS file of the locations of these places. I am happy to pass to anyone interested.

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