The lost gold mine of Juan Mondrag—n: a legend from New Mexico

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University of Arizona Press, 1990 - Social Science - 270 pages
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One of the most fascinating folktales of New Mexico concerns a gold mine believed to lie near Truchas Peaks north of Santa Fe. Initially discovered by Spanish explorers, the mine is said to have been worked by three secretive German immigrants, who took its location to their graves. Some years later, so the story goes, the mine was rediscovered by a poor herder named Juan Mondragon, who died at the hand of his adulterous wife before he could make its location known.
 

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Contents

Introducción a la historia de la mina
3
Introduction to the Mines History
85
Notes 249
160
Introduction
167
The Cordova plaza 1974
176
appendix 1
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Charles L. Briggs is Professor of Ethnic Studies and Director, Center for Iberian and Latin American Studies, University of California, San Diego.

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