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Manzanillo History
Fotos from Manzanillo Historical Web Site
Manzanillo, Colima - Mexico

These fotos are from the Manzanillo Historical Web Site which also has a number of pages of written history from Prehispanic, Spanish occupation to the modern day.  Very interesting site but all in Spanish.

In 1825 the official “Port of Manzanillo” opened. As an important sea port, Manzanillo opened the first telegraph office on the Pacific coast in 1869. Manzanillo was raised to the status of a city in 1873, and by 1890 train service arrived and made coast to coast travel much more convenient. The train boosted the commercial importance of the port, as the only train/port link on the Pacific. The railroad to Colima City (the capital city) was completed in 1889. In 1908, the link to Guadalajara was completed and Manzanillo was named an official port of entry into Mexico. Manzanillo was the temporary capital of the state of Colima for one week in 1915, when Pancho Villa’s troops were threatening to capture the Colima City.

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Bodegas y la Aduana 1924
Calle México 1927
Calle México 1930
Calle México 1944
Camino a Santiago
Casa típica  de la Familia de Cande y Arcadio
Jardín de Manzanillo 1908
Panorámica 1940
Playa de Santiago 1942
Playa las Hadas 1964
Playa Santiago 1943
Trabajadores de la C.R.O.M. 1925

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