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Pictures Of Taxco Viejo, Mexico by Rick Meyer

Taxco el Viejo is the original town 11 km south of Taxco where natives mined tin and silver. Polution of ground water, exhaustion of the mines, and the discovery of the lode north near the zocalo in Taxco contributed to the demise here and the rise of Taxco. Although there is no mining these days, Ex-Hacienda San Juan Bautista and Rancho Spratling are two places nearby that survive as workshops to produce fine silver jewelry. There is a motel north of town (Posada del Sol).      (Pictures taken April 24, 2004)

Published or Updated on: January 1, 2006 by Rick Meyer © 2006
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