Veracruz is where the first Europeans set foot on the American Continent The Empire of Spain was the richest empire in the world. In fact, it was the richest empire in the history of humanity. For about 300 years, Spanish ships were on every ocean. New Spain, later renamed Mexico in 1814, was the key piece in this Spanish Empire, and Veracruz was the center of traffic and logistics of this great empire. Veracruz has an important place in the history of many countries. It was also the takeoff point for the greatest transfer of wealth in the history of mankind.History is only a Collection of Legends
Veracruz is a Vast Outdoor Museum.
Only there aren´t any labels.
And you have to do a lot of your own homework.
Here are some of my explorations into the legends of the past.
Still, I think I've missed a lot.
Four Places Called Veracruz: A History of Veracruz.
Fossils of Elephants, Flamingos, and Camels Tracks at 6,000 ft. Prehistoric Mexico in Tepexi de Rodriguez, Puebla.The Flying "Voladores de Papantla": A Performance of Precolumbian Traditions at the Pyramids in Cempoala, Veracruz.
1500-1800´s: When Veracruz was part of New SpainCotaxtla, Veracruz: Looking for the Final Resting Place of the Ensign Nun. Born in Spain around 1590, Catalina de Erauzu died near Veracruz in 1650. A trip to Cuautinchán, Puebla to explore an abandoned Spanish convent.
The Legends of Convents and Old Tunnels in Colonial Veracruz: Maybe Nicolas Cage should have filmed "National Treasure" in Veracruz.
A Panoramic Map of the State of Veracruz: A Bird´s Eye View.
The Forgotten Lady of the Staircase at San Juan de Ulua and Other Mysteries: The Forgotten Saints who Protected the Early Sailors in Veracruz. New information: the lost statue from Veracruz might be in a town in the Philippines. The mystery is how it got there.
The Camino Real Began and Ended in Veracruz: In Veracruz there were 3 Camino Reals and Veracruz was Mexico´s and the Philippines Link to Spain.
John Hawkins and Francis Drake in Veracruz: Tragedy for the English Buccaneers in 1568. Some of the Survivors Walked From Tampico to Canada.
Yanga, Veracruz: Established near Córdoba in 1618. The First Free Town for Slaves in America. The Tamales were good, too! New Research Sources Examined.
Congolese Towns Near Veracruz: Driving the Countryside around Veracruz. Looking for African Roots.
La China Poblana: The Slave Girl from India Who Brought Color to Mexico.
The Origin of the Song La Bamba: It´s the story someone told me in Veracruz.
1800-1900´s: New Spain becomes México
Stories of Independence in Veracruz:
Peter Ellis Bean in Banderilla, Veracruz : A Second Search for the Texan´s Final Resting Place in a small village in Mexico in 1845.
The Lost Port of Boquilla de Piedras: Destroyed during Independence and now forgotten on a coastal plain near Veracruz.
Chucho El Roto: The Robin Hood of Mexico
20th Century:A Forgotten Mystery: An FBI Badge Lost in Veracruz: And the Legend of a German Submarine sunk near Montepío.
The Rebellion of the Cristeros: As Devastating as the Mexican Revolution