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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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In May 2010, authorities discovered 25 bodies in an abandoned mine, and, in August 2013, six bodies were found in three graves near the community of Minas Viejas, also in the municipality of Taxco de Alarcon.
Taxco has been the main centre for silver jewellery production in Mexico ever since.
Most memorable were our travels and encounters in Mexico over the course of several years--Mexico City, Taxco, Cuernavaca, and San Blas.
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.
Whatever the case, when she arrived in Taxco she entered a very different cultural milieu than that of her native Texcoco.
In May, police in the central Mexico tourist town for Taxco found 55 bodies in an abandoned silver mine.
In June, police found more than 50 bodies in an abandoned mine near the tourist town of Taxco.
The search for more victims ended over the weekend at the mine on the outskirts of Taxco, attorney general for the state of Guerrero.
As we were apprized by Philip Horton's early biography of Crane, Leslie Simpson was prompted to write a very moving letter about the poet's actual ringing of the bell-clapper in the church's tower at daybreak in Taxco, Mexico.
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But the place we really loved was a little-known Mexican joint in West Hollywood called the Gardens of Taxco - recommended to us by Catherine's hairdresser Billy Lowe, whose salon is next door.