Plains of Blood
The state capital of the Mexican state of Chihuahua, Chihuahua city was founded in 1709, on the intersection of the Chuviscar and Sacramento rivers. It was an important center of Spanish missionary activity. During the war it fell to American forces after the Mexican army was defeated in the battle of Sacramento.
Since the war it has become a trade post for cattle and agricultural products and since it is one of the last stops before the great desert has become one of the most populous and richest cities in Northern Mexico boasting a population of about 5000.
Spectacular white stone building. Home of the Governor.
Army Barracks and Prison
Large stone fort.
Currently houses 200 soldiers
Dungeon beneath the barracks can hold several hundred men
Santa Rita Church
Church of Saint Francis of Assisi
Church of San Francisco
Literary and Scientific Institute of Chihuahua
Founded in 1835 this independent university was founded in order to promote cultural development in the emerging city of Chihuahua, it offers a variety of courses including: languages, history, science, philosophy and mathematics.
Its library boasts a surprising impressive collection of books including some rare texts from Europe. Many were donated by the Governor himself.
The hub of the city. On most days there is a large market there. The Church of Saint Francis and the Governor’s palace are both located nearby. A large fountain sits in the middle of the square along with a statue of Don Miguel Hidalgo, a hero from War of Independence.
Chihauhau is a huge city and almost anything can be found and purchased for a price.
Dry goods, blacksmith, gunsmith, tanners, leather workers, barbers, tailors, tobacconist, doctors, bathhouses, whorehouses, gambling dens.