According to this article on a person's experience in the country of Mexico, Querétaro was used as a temporary capital city of the Mexican Republic three times. What I am having trouble finding out is the reason they chose Queretaro as the capital city. The motivation I can understand.
- They chose it in 1847 shortly before the Americans took over Mexico City
- In 1867, they chose it because of the French Intervention
- And in 1917, it was chosen as a place to sign the new constitution.
What I cannot understand is the value of Queretaro at the time. Was it because Queretaro is a land-locked city surrounded by mountains? Was it because it was founded in 1531 by the Spaniards and used as a fail-safe city? Did they choose it to hide in?
I have researched and researched on the exact reason for this election yet all I can find is that Mexico did in fact use Queretaro as their temporary capital and that is usually the end of the statement.
What is the value of Queretaro such that the federal government "hid" there three times?