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Taxco

(täs`kō), town (1990 pop. 43,836), Guerrero state, S Mexico. Founded in 1529 as a silver-mining community, Taxco was also an important stop between Mexico City and Acapulco in Spanish colonial trade with the Philippines. It achieved real prominence as a mining center under José de la Borda, who after 1717 constructed roads and built the superb colonial church. Clinging to the side of a mountain, Taxco is a splendid example of the Spanish colonial town, with steep, cobbled streets, overhanging grilled balconies, red-tile roofs, and glazed tiles set in white or pastel adobe walls. Modern buildings are prohibited, and colonial monuments are protected by the Mexican government. A famous center of silver smithing, Taxco attracts artists, writers, and tourists. The full name of the city is Taxco de Alarcón.
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Francisco Pacheco Beltrn worked for radio station Capital Mxima, daily newspaper El Sol de Acapulco, online weekly El Foro de Taxco and ran his own website.
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Along with color photos of drawings and items, he describes the town of Taxco, Mexico, where Spratling, then a professor of architecture, went in 1929 to study its culture, and how he started a silver jewelry-making industry that made the town famous.
ON THIS DAY LAST YEAR: At least 55 bodies were recovered from an abandoned silver mine on the outskirts of Taxco, Guerrero, Mexico.
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