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An introduction to a Short History of Álamos, Sonora, Mexico.

“Here is something Special”, Spanish explorer Vasquez de Coronado noted
in 1540 as he headed north, passing by tall white rocks on Alamos de Sierra.
This is the opening chapter to “A Short History of Álamos” written,
filmed and edited by Anders Tomlinson. Narrated by Bruce Miles. Soundtrack
by SonicAtomics and Estudiantina de Álamos.

Álamos shares a strong maternal bond, steeped
in history, with all the Southwest.

Juan Batista de Anza arrived and departed from Álamos in the spring of 1775
with silver, and local families, to settle “Monterey and the Californias,”
including San francisco. Another expedition, five years later, left
Álamos to settle Los Angeles.

The conclusion to a Short History of Álamos,
Sonora, Mexico embraces the Sierra Madre.

Here, Bishop Reyes’ Cathedral in the Plaza, a three-tiered belfry,
shines gold in morning light. Here, looking east, one’s imagination
is stirred by the forbidding beauty of the Sierra Madre Occidentals.
Together, they shape the Álamos experience.

Special thanks to the following contributors:

Pember, Elizabeth and Kit Nuzum, Puerta Roja Inn, Estudiantina de Alamos,
Quartet de Alamos, Los Angeles Cathedral Choir, Museo Costumbrista de Sonora,
Antonio Estrada, Francis Curry, Jose Antonio Figueroa Carrasco,, Teri Arnold,
Sharon Bernard Harrison, Rudy Hale, Chaco Valdez, Dr. Joaquin Navarro,
Ernesto Alcorn, Antonio Mendoza, San Sanchez, June Ray, Swickards,
Meisenheimers, Frielobs, Cooks, Stephanie Meyers, Bruce Miles, Earle
and Joan Winderman, Doug Reynolds, Robert Ganey, Gary Ruble, AtomicSonics,
William Brady, R. Harrington, Donna Beckett, Del Mar TV 38, Robyn Ardez
and all the people of Alamos for their grace, warmth and hospitality.

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