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Muchas Gracis to Peche, who supplied the following photos
and text about his favorite project, the History of
Mazatlan in 1957, just after the works to
fill with sand what actually is the Playa Sur
Colonia. Center right shows the Estero del
Infiernillo, that is fed by Arroyo de los Javalines
( right upper corner of picture ) that looks like a
One of the oldest pictures of paseo olas
altas, taken in 1870.
The foreground shows the custom house just
besides the playa sur beach, where a very good dock
installation served for very important maritime
commerce between Mazatlan and overseas ports in the
end of 18th century
Another very old view of calle Venustiano
Carranza, showing the train rails along the street
used to load and onload items in the custom house
Paseo del Centenario in the foreground,
Glorieta Germania and the light house of Mazatlan
The light house of Mazatlan in 1890. It is
the second highest natural light house in the world
and ligth can be seen from 30 nautical
Hotel Playa in 1950. The lagoon in the
foreground today is the Zona Dorada.
Another view of Hotel Playa in 1950.
Building of Escuela Morelos in Constitucion
street. It was demolished during the administration
of mayor of mazatlan Ricardo Urquijo and a new much
inferior facility for the school was built in same
place. This is called progress.
The view from inside Carpa Olivera, which was
a big bar, restaurant and swimming pool, as was
built over the rocks inside the ocean.
A view of the Paseo Olas Altas.
The best picture ever taken of Mazatlan in
1933. 3 pictures with a very high resolution were
used to form this one, and it is becoming a classic
picture above the traditional one of Olas
This one is the right third part of previous
picture of Mazatlan in 1933.
Cerro de la Cruz in the left, and a
magnificent view of old Mazatlan in 1910.
Quote of the day:
If you pick up a starving dog and make
him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the principal
difference between a dog and a man.
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