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    Calzada de la Aurora near Mario Talavera.

    Joseph Toone: Gamboling with my ferocious (pun intended, he’s a walking stuffed toy) dog, Jasper, on Aurora today I noticed the parking lot was for sale that features my favorite historical mural. Before it disappears I wanted to explain how what appears to be a typical San Miguel parade is really a Reader’s Digest version of local history.

    Naturally the parade starts at the Parroquia, named for the town’s namesake, St. Michael on whose feast day the Battle of Barbarians ended in 1530 gaining the area our moniker, San Miguel.

    Beneath the church is a profile of man, typical indigenous art of the Pre-Hispanic era. The lad is being devoured by a dragon. Specifically St. Martha’s dragon, a world-wide legend that came over with the Spanish, of how St. Martha represented the Church destroying all previous and pagan religious beliefs.

    Continue reading at Joseph Toone Tours Fun History in Murals,

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