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Querétaro (Mexico)

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Querétaro, Querétaro; Santiago de Querétaro; is the capital and largest city of the state of Querétaro, located in central Mexico. The founding date of the city is given as 25 July 1531, when during a battle between the Spanish and the natives of the area, an eclipse occurred during which Saint James on a white horse carrying a pink cross supposedly appeared, causing the natives of the areas to surrender. Querétaro is considered to be one of the "cradles" of Mexican Independence and much of the credit is given to Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez. She was the wife of the city's mayor and used her prominent position to gather intelligence for the nascent insurgency. In 1867, Maximilian I of Mexico was defeated at the Battle of the Cerro de las Campanas, where the liberals took him prisoner along with Generals Miguel Miramón and Tomás Mejía and in May 1867, the emperor was sentenced to death and executed, along with Mejía and Miramón, in the Cerro de las Campanas.

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Interior del Convento de San Augustin, Queretaro, 1880-1890

 Item — oversize: 14, Folder: data_value_missing_dfdafa2c2b95cb1376485f7779cd30e5
Identifier: MSS 1608 Series 2 Item 1047
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Interior of the Convent of Saint Augustin, Convento De San Augustin, in Queretaro, Mexico.

Dates: Other: 1880-1890

Monumento de Maximillano y Queretaro, 1880-1890

 Item — oversize: 14, Folder: data_value_missing_cd26d59b445bc0bab16b630166ef7834
Identifier: MSS 1608 Series 2 Item 1046
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Sepulchral monument to Maximillano y Queretaro.

Dates: Other: 1880-1890

Prision de Maximillano en Queretaro, 1880-1890

 Item — oversize: 14, Folder: data_value_missing_cb89748a3a6e8bea7bb8f2803da014bf
Identifier: MSS 1608 Series 2 Item 1045
Scope and Contents note

Maximillano Prison in Queretaro, Mexico.

Dates: Other: 1880-1890

Queretaro, church de la Cruz, 1883-1885

 Item — Box: 6, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 1608 Series 2 Item 378

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