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ASCE 1193: The Water-Works and Sewerage of Monterrey, N. L., Mexico - The 4th article from the June, 1911, Volume LXXII, Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Paper No. 1193, Feb. 1, 1911.
Monterrey, the Capital of the State of Nuevo Len, Mexico, is built on the site of the old village of Santa Luca de Len, which was established in 1583 by the Governor of the Kingdom of Len, Don Luis Carabajal. Four years later Carabajal was imprisoned by the Inquisition, and the village of Santa Luca was abandoned by its few inhabitants. In 1596, Captain Diego Montemayor, a resident of Saltillo, in the adjoining State, wishing to render a service to his king, Philip II of Spain, assembled his friends, and on September 20th of that year, proceeded to establish a town on the site of the old village on the northern side of the principal spring at the place. The town was named "Nuestra Seora de Monterrey" (Our Lady of Monterrey), after the Count of Monterrey (Ojos de Santa Luca y Valle de Extremadura), the ruling Governor of New Spain, as Mexico was then called. Monterrey is approximately in the center of the State of Nuevo Len, 1 12 west of Mexico City, and in latitude 26 40 N. It is a distributing railway center on the main line of the National Railroad, 270 km. from the Rio Grande at Laredo, 1,022 km. from Mexico, and 520 km. from Tampico by the Mexican Central Railway. It is the center of many large industries, and is the second largest manufacturing city in the Republic. ......Buy Now (To Read More)
Ebook Number: 38455
Author: Conway, G. R. G. (George Robert Graham)
Release Date: Dec 31, 2011
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