LA TARASCA 1933-1810 MAPA
Peon's Pick Uncovers Map ' Disclosing Whereabouts of "La Tarasca" • (United Frets Leased Wire) NOOALES, Sonora, March 2.—An obscure peon's pick was believed today today to have uncovered a-map disclosing disclosing the whereabouts of the long lost, fabulous "La Tarasca" mlno from which Spanish explorers took fortunes fortunes In sliver. The map, yellowed with age, drawn on heavy cambric cloth, disclosed the mine In the wild country between Hermoslllo and Quaymas on tho west coast of Mexico. In Iron Box * It was found by Jose Ramirez, hired to excavate the site of a century-old house at Hermoslllo., A small Iron box was found hidden In the adobe brick foundation. > The map beaA tho date, "November, "November, 1823," and was made In Costa Rica de Sonora, one of the first names af the state now known as Sonora. % Before It was closed by Spanish conqulstadores, the. mine had produced produced tons of valuable ore for more .than 100 years. S6Hlers enslaved Indians Indians to mine the ore. Bloody conflicts conflicts marked Its operation. The ore was shipped to Spain In galleons. Sealed by 'Spaniard* - Entrance to the mine was sealed by Spaniards about 1810, shortly after Mexico began Us 11-year fight for Independence Independence from Spain. Finding of the map recalled tales that silver bars, mine Implements and valuable holy vessels of the Catholic church supposedly were hidden within the sealed depths of the mine. Ramirez, aided by Bernardo Sala- bar Aralza and Gustavo Escobosa of Nogales, plan to organize a party to seek the mine.