Monday, January 28, 2013

Hacienda Coahuixtla

I am lucky to have experienced this - a site riddled with history, originally a sugar cane and alcohol factory, built in the 1600s and destroyed by the Mexican Revolution fires of 1910. It was a harsh place where workers withstood terrible conditions. It also housed a wealthy family, and a once lavish hacienda stands at the top of the site. Today, the buildings rest and slowly decay. The mayor of the town owns the land, but the people of the area stay to protect it from the government. It holds the legacy of Mexican Revolutionary Emiliano Zapata who grew up nearby, and conquered the factory in his initial adversary against the oppressors and the corrupt. He used Hacienda Coahuixtla as a post for his army. The land is beautiful, the crumbling buildings - even more beautiful. 

















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