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According to the book Bandido: The Life and Times of Tiburcio Vasquez By John Boessenecker (2012, p. 4), Anza started recruiting in Culiacán on March 28, 1775. I have the impression that he was only there for a few days at most. This page from the US National Park Service also mentions that Anza was at Culiacán in March, but then says: He continued ...


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There were many things happening all at once when Mexico became independent. The world saw a free America and the Old World saw the cost to Britain in it's attempt to maintain control over the colonies. The Franciscan order was very good at utilizing the local folklore to communicate the Gospel message and in doing so, helped establish a new people with ...


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