Ajijic, Mexico, in the 1960s and '70s: a picture essay
Marsha Sorensen lived in Ajijic in the mid and late1960s, and made two extended visits in 1972 and 1973. Revisting Ajijic in 2008 for the first time in thirty-five years, she was struck by the “astonishing changes” and searched out some photos from the old days as a contribution to MexConnect.
In an earlier column, “Lakeside as it was,” Marvin West describes how Marsha first arrived in Ajijic in 1965, a decade after her father who had retired from the military. At that time, a house could be rented for as little as 25 dollars a month, the village had only a single telephone and horses were at least as common as cars.
For a brief account of some of the leading figures in the artistic and literary scene of Ajijic, see The Lake Chapala artistic and literary scene in the 1960s and early 1970s.