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Jocotepec

JOCOTEPEC   “Hill of Guavas” “Hill of Acid Fruits” – Nahua Perhaps as early as 100 BC, nomadic bands of Indians passed through the Lake Chapala Valley. Some moved on, others settled on the shore. Jocotepec, once Xuxutepeque, a small fishing village at the western end of the Lake, became a permanent home for the …

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San Juan Cosala: Videos, pictures, history, art and festivities

SAN JUAN COSALA “OF MANY WARM SPRINGS” In 1523, Spanish Conquistador Captain Alonso de Avalos arrived in Cutzalan. Chief Xitomatl, who now controlled the area from Ajijic to San Luis, surrendered peacefully, and was baptized by Fray Martin de Jesus. He was given the new name of Juan Bautista de Cosala. Saint John then became …

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Ajijic: location, meaning, history, flora, fauna, art, festivities, videos and articles.

Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico A Brief History Of Ajijic Ajijic was settled by people who came from the north, and their origin is explained by a legend. There was a place far to the north called “Whiteness,” and, from its seven caves, seven tribes set out towards the south. This migration probably took place in the …

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Chapala – Lake Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico

CHAPALA   In 1521-22, Franciscan evangelists, sent from Spain by Catholic King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella to Christianize the natives, baptized Chief Chapalac, and named him “Martin of Chapala,” master of the people, owner of the land. In exchange, the Taltica Indian chief destroyed his god, Iztlacateotl. In 1538, Franciscan Fray Miguel Bolonia founded the …

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