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Location of Old Panteon of Huejuquilla El Alto, Jalisco, Mexico

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By MADERA_32 - Posted on 17 February 2015

I found out where the old panteon of Huejuquilla El Alto is located. I was told that:

“en esta parte estaba ubicado el antiguo panteon... tambien estaba el corredero.. donde se hacian l los jaripeos y coleaderos.. a lado norte junto a lo que hoy es la gasolineria nueva... en este cuadro hoy se encuentra el Hospital de primer nivel. y el jardin de niños Xochicalitl.”

“en la parte de abajo esta lo que es la corraleta y donde estubieron los lavaderos municipales. es por la salida a San Juan Capistrano.. al fondeo se aprecia el Hotel Moras Palomas.”

And they provided me with this picture:

http://oi57.tinypic.com/2rpsdj4.jpg

Then he told me that where the yellow line is in the picture below they dug to build a canal and they found a lot of bones:

“Aqui por donde esta la linea en amarillo pasa el canal por abajo de la tierra.. ahi se hicieron excabaciones y sacaron muchos huesos .. la verdad no se donde se depositarian... . ya en esta parte hay bodegas y casas... ellos o muchos no saben que aqui era un panteon”

http://oi58.tinypic.com/2cik50l.jpg

Those photos are taken at from an angle as if your standing on the bridge that crosses a river to go to Ex-Hacienda San Antonio and looking back at Huejuquilla. So it is on the side of Huejuquilla where the road is that leads towards “Cerro Huixtle and Cerro Blanco” as I have marked on this map:

http://oi61.tinypic.com/2zpmn3b.jpg

Also on the above map, the “Cofradia is on that side of Huejuquilla and very near where the panteon antiguo is suppose to be. Because on that road that goes to Cerro Huixtle and Cerro Blanco you will see a green and white sign that says,

“Cofradia”

I have walked many times on that side of Huejuquilla. There is also a soccer field that is on that side very close to where the old panteon is suppose to be.
But if you were to go down the road and head towards San Juan Capistrano you would see the Cerro Huixtle and Cerro Blanco like this:

http://oi57.tinypic.com/2yukcyg.jpg

Well for short, find “Calle Independencia” in downtown Huejuquilla and go down all the way towards the end then turn right on that road to where the soccer field, Cofradia is and that is the general area where the panteon antiguo is.

My hunch is that panteon antiguo is much older than I thought. Because when I was looking through the Archive of “La Cofradia (1632 – 1700)” of Huejuquilla El Alto in the LDS website, I saw some pages where the author mentioned a “Capilla” he wrote, “En esta capilla del rancho de Juan De Angon” So then if at that time the Parroquia of San Diego didn’t exist yet, there was a capilla at the Cofradia of Huejuquilla very near where the panteon antiguo is located. I would think that the people at that time had their church service at that capilla then buried in the panteon antiguo. Then when the “Parroquia de San Diego came into existence, which is on the other side of town, the defunto services and records were held there, then the defunto was transported to where the panteon antiguo which would be about a 10 – 20 minute walk from the parroquia de San Diego to the panteon antiguo

Here is a present picture of "La Capilla de La Cofradia" of Huejuquilla El Alto, Jalisco, Mexico:

http://oi62.tinypic.com/1tngvo.jpg

Here is a copy of a page from the "La Cofradias 1632 - 1700" of Huejuquilla El Alto, Jalisco, Mexico. Year is 1633 and it says something about "En este rancho de Juan De Angon La misa de la commeracion de los defuntos"

http://oi60.tinypic.com/2ihbhxf.jpg

A person from Huejuquilla El Alto, Jalisco, Mexico that is much older than me and 70 years of age told me that in 1960, he did get to see the tombstones (lapidas) of the panteon antiguo.

He said they were, "SI ME TOCO VER LAPIDAS COMPLETAS Y ERAN DE CANTERA TALLADA"

I asked him if he remembers any names or dates on the tombstones (Lapidas) he saw in the old panteon of Huejuquilla and he told me:

"PERO NUNCA SUPE QUIEN ESTABA SEPULTADO AHI LAS INSCRIPCIONES ESTABAN CON LETRAS REALZADAS Y OTRAS A CINCEL GRABADAS."

My aunt tells me that when she was young, she saw "Animas" at the capilla del Santuario Del Divino Preso church at Huejuquilla El Alto.

They are suppose to be spirits praying. Another person who is from Huejuquilla and 70 years of age told me that when he was a kid he had seen some tombstones at the Divino Preso Church. That they buried some people por "El Atrio por La Iglesia"

And that he has a brother that saw an Anima por "El Atrio De La Iglesia"

He also told me that Animas are "almas en pena" que resan. They come out at 11 p.m

I looked them up in google "animas" and found this picture:

http://oi59.tinypic.com/2wp5hr7.jpg

I showed it to him and he said that is what animas are. Fantasmas

When I went to Jerez, Zacatecas with my father in the 1960s we saw some seminarians walking around in robes like this. I had seen them before in the church there behind the altar. I had heard some male voices chanting, and I peeked behind the altar and almost fainted. They were all sitting in a row in what looked like tall carved wooden thrones and they had their hoods up covering their faces, so scary. I was told they were praying. I bet they are the ones who go out to the cemeteries to pray and chant. I also heard basketballs bouncing in the courtyard behind the church, and when I entered, the seminarians (or monks?) all ran up the stairs and hid. I was told they do that if women enter their compound, especially if the women were wearing pants. Women were supposed to wear dresses and veils then when in the church compounds.

Emilie
Port Orchard, WA

> To: research@lists.nuestrosranchos.com
> From: zacatecano020@hotmail.com
> Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2015 21:39:38 -0800
> Subject: Re: [Nuestros Ranchos] Location of Old Panteon of
>
> My aunt tells me that when she was young, she saw "Animas" at the capilla del
> Santuario Del Divino Preso church at Huejuquilla El Alto. They are suppose to
> be spirits praying. Another person who is from Huejuquilla and 70 years of
> age told me that when he was a kid he had seen some tombstones at the Divino
> Preso Church. That they buried some people por "El Atrio por La Iglesia" And
> that he has a brother that saw an Anima por "El Atrio De La Iglesia" He also
> told me that Animas are "almas en pena" que resan. They come out at 11 p.m I
> looked them up in google "animas" and found this picture:
> http://oi59.tinypic.com/2wp5hr7.jpg I showed it to him and he said that is
> what animas are. Fantasmas
>

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