Hidalgo del Parral
Hidalgo del Parral(ēthäl`gō dĕl päräl`) or
Parral,city (1990 pop. 88,197), Chihuahua state, N Mexico, on the Parral River. The city, a rail and highway junction, is one of Mexico's large mining centers, especially for silver, which has been mined in the region since the 16th cent. From 1640 to 1731, the city was the capital of the colonial province of Nueva Vizcaya. One of the first cities to take up arms during Francisco MaderoMadero, Francisco Indalecio
, 1873–1913, Mexican statesman and president (1911–13). A champion of democracy and social reform, he established various humanitarian institutions for the peons on his family's vast estates in Coahuila.
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, c.1877–1923, Mexican revolutionary, nicknamed Pancho Villa.
His real name was Doroteo Arango.
When Villa came of age, he declared his freedom from the peonage of his parents and became notorious as a bandit in Chihuahua and Durango.
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