Durango Mexico

Nataly Morales Villa Ms., University of North Georgia

Description/Abstract

Durango Mexico

The state of Durango in Mexico was founded by Francisco de Ibarra on July 8, 1563. With more than 450 years of age, Durango is rich in history, traditions, gastronomy, and breathtaking geography. Durango is notoriously known for being the birthplace of Mexican Revolutionary War hero, Pancho Villa. In the United States Pancho Villa is recognized as being the last man to invade the country. In regards to traditions and gastronomy, Durango has ongoing traditions and an exquisite cuisine. Traditions include cabalgata’s, horse races, and chotis dancing. Durango’s cuisine is elaborated by hand such as anejo cheese made by the Mennonite communities and sweets made from fruits in season. In particular, a little town on the southernmost tip of the state holds a special spot in Durango’s history. El Mezquital, Durango in Mexico is one of Durango’s 39 municipalities and is surrounded by the extensive Sierra Madre Occidental. It is famous for its scenic mountains, rivers, ranches, water falls, and the thermal waters that remain warm even during winter time. Legend says “little man” or pygmies inhabited the mountains hundreds of years ago. Archeological ruins left behind by the pygmies can be observed upon hiking “El Charco Verde”. 90 % of the population is indigenous while the rest is of mestizo decent. The indigenous populations speak their own dialect and elaborate gorgeous handmade jewelry. Durango is also recognized as “The Hollywood of Mexico” for the hundreds of American western Movies that were filmed in its territory.

 
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Durango Mexico

Durango Mexico

The state of Durango in Mexico was founded by Francisco de Ibarra on July 8, 1563. With more than 450 years of age, Durango is rich in history, traditions, gastronomy, and breathtaking geography. Durango is notoriously known for being the birthplace of Mexican Revolutionary War hero, Pancho Villa. In the United States Pancho Villa is recognized as being the last man to invade the country. In regards to traditions and gastronomy, Durango has ongoing traditions and an exquisite cuisine. Traditions include cabalgata’s, horse races, and chotis dancing. Durango’s cuisine is elaborated by hand such as anejo cheese made by the Mennonite communities and sweets made from fruits in season. In particular, a little town on the southernmost tip of the state holds a special spot in Durango’s history. El Mezquital, Durango in Mexico is one of Durango’s 39 municipalities and is surrounded by the extensive Sierra Madre Occidental. It is famous for its scenic mountains, rivers, ranches, water falls, and the thermal waters that remain warm even during winter time. Legend says “little man” or pygmies inhabited the mountains hundreds of years ago. Archeological ruins left behind by the pygmies can be observed upon hiking “El Charco Verde”. 90 % of the population is indigenous while the rest is of mestizo decent. The indigenous populations speak their own dialect and elaborate gorgeous handmade jewelry. Durango is also recognized as “The Hollywood of Mexico” for the hundreds of American western Movies that were filmed in its territory.