Saturday, January 29, 2011

Los 2 Tesoros de Mazatlán/Pirate Treasures of Mazatlán

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Dianne and Greg


  1. hahahaha! The "jorge" you mentioned several times in this post is nothing but a liar! I was born here almost 64 years ago and I've always lived here, however I never heard of such fantastic stories. I'm sending this to my friend Joaquin Lopez, who is an historian and has written dozens of articles about life in the old Mazatlan.

  2. Hello Diane & Greg, Treasure hunting is to Mazatlecans what fishing is to Americans. The city archives holds the names of men who after the Revolution, asked for permission to dig at certain abandoned public or private places. The city's response invariably was "yes, as long as you leave the place as you found it". A man by the name Urrea found a treasure on 5 de Mayo Street, not far from City Hall.

  3. Thanks for your comment, bloglogger. I know Jorge well, and I don't believe he's a liar, but people do remember things incorrectly, or believe stories/legends as reality. Especially if they are stories we heard as children.

    I know last year when we had the hurricane scare here, I had several calls from people in the colonias around town afraid because they'd heard that Valentino's had disappeared into the sea, along with much of the Golden Zone :) Falsities get started and live on.

    I would love to know if any of the stories are true or false, though. If your friend Profesor Lopez knows I would welcome hearing! Old pirate treasure sure makes for better tourism than narco-trafficking tours :D

    Have a great one!

  4. Thank you, Prof Lopez! Can you recommend a good book for us (who read Spanish) to read on the history of Mazatlán?


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