Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Guaymas, Sonora

I've been in Guaymas many times in transit between Phoenix and southern Mexico. It's a historic port city in the sonoran desert. Father Kino settled Guaymas in 1701. The bay is attractive and edged by cactus covered hills. When the Jesuits were expelled from New Spain the Jesuits in this region, which extends up to Arizona, were rounded up for deportation at Guaymas. (1767 - The Jesuits are expelled from New Spain, as they are considered dangerous because of their riches, their influence over the Indians and their independence towards the government.)
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