The Boy Travellers in Mexico

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An engaging travelogue published in 1890, written conversationally among two youths and their guide and mentor. From the preface: "a book describing the land of the Aztecs, its history and resources, the manners and customs of its people, and the many curious things to be seen, and adventures passed through, in a journey from one end of that country to the other." Subtitle: Adventures of Two youths in a Journey to Northern and Central Mexico, Campeachey, and Yucatan, with a Description of the Republics of Central America and of the Nicaragua Canal. This is from The Boy Travellers series by Thomas W. Knox. (Summary by S Caulkins) (14 hr 35 min)


Preface 4:43 Read by Lynette Caulkins
Chapter I - To Mexico by Rail. Battle of San Jacinto. Old Texas and Modern Chan… 24:45 Read by Lynette Caulkins
Chapter II - Laredo. The Rio Grande. Mexican Tariffs. Adobe Houses. Mesa de los… 22:41 Read by Ryan Lohner
Chapter III - The American Invasion of To-day. Monterey. Short History of the M… 24:10 Read by Mario Pineda
Chapter IV - Santa Caterina. Sierra Madre. Saltillo. The Alameda. Buena Vista. 26:12 Read by Mario Pineda
Chapter V - Brigandage. Chihuahua. Santa Eulalia Mines. Torreon and Lerdo. Fres… 25:21 Read by Mario Pineda
Chapter VI - Zacatecas. Mines of Zacatecas. Farming in Mexico. Aguas Calientes.… 24:36 Read by Richard Stibbard
Chapter VII - Barrancas. Lagos. Leon. Silao. Guanajuato. Market Scenes. Educati… 23:31 Read by BettyB
Chapter VIII - Aqueduct. Hill of the Bells. Revolutions in Mexico. Foreign Inte… 25:03 Read by Richard Stibbard
Chapter IX - Cazadero. Tula. Mexico City. The Mantilla. Lotteries. 24:53 Read by Richard Stibbard
Chapter X - The Cathedral. Teocalli. Iturbide. Calendar-stone. Aztecs. 24:51 Read by Richard Stibbard
Chapter XI - Lost Arts. Music. Antiquities. Aztec Warfare and Domestic Life. Na… 25:12 Read by BettyB
Chapter XII - Mexican Politeness. Governor of Acapulco. Great Market. Chinampas… 26:35 Read by Adrian Wilson
Chapter XIII - Courtship. Marriage Ceremony. Funerals. Diseases. Domestic Serva… 23:34 Read by BettyB
Chapter XIV - Fine Arts. Pulquerias. Police-courts. Belem Prison. Running the G… 24:19 Read by BettyB
Chapter XV - Chapultepec. The Palace. National Military College. Capture of Ver… 25:56 Read by BettyB
Chapter XVI - Noche Triste Tree. Conquest of Mexico. Expulsion of the Spaniards… 23:23 Read by Adrian Wilson
Chapter XVII - Mexico’s Population. President Juarez. Leperos and Brigands. Inq… 23:40 Read by BettyB
Chapter XVIII - Popocatepetl. Amecameca. Tlamacas. Las Cruz. The Pico del Frail… 33:46 Read by Lucretia B.
Chapter XIX - Popocatepetl. Amecameca. Monte Sacro. A Ratero. 32:14 Read by Lucretia B.
Chapter XX - Cargadores. Public Schools. Theatres and Hospitals. Bull-fighting.… 25:36 Read by Adrian Wilson
Chapter XXI - Ancient City of the Toltecs. Morelos. Cuautla. Tierra Caliente. … 26:49 Read by Mario Pineda
Chapter XXII - Acapulco. Guadalajara. Hidalgo and the Spaniards. Señor Perez. R… 25:23 Read by BettyB
Chapter XXIII - President Diaz. Army and Navy of Mexico. Postal Service. Public… 28:29 Read by BettyB
Chapter XXIV - Puebla. Cholula. Great Pyramid. Tlascala. Apizaco. 22:22 Read by J. Thurgood
Chapter XXV - The Cumbres. Maltrata. Tierra Templada. Orizaba. Rincon Grande, … 24:20 Read by CBinns
Chapter XXVI - Vera Cruz. Governor's Palace. San Juan de Ulloa. Mexican Prison.… 23:06 Read by CBinns
Chapter XXVII - Tehuantepec. Mahogany Trade. Palenque. Lorillard City. Remains … 23:55 Read by Mario Pineda
Chapter XXVIII - The Mysterious City. Don Pedro Velasquez. Carmen and Campeachy… 25:55 Read by Adrian Wilson
Chapter XXIX - Merida. The Calesa. Indians, Spaniards, and Mestizos. Characteri… 27:53 Read by Danny Hamilton
Chapter XXX - Markets. Balls. Characteristic Indian Dances. Worship of the Sun.… 25:40 Read by BettyB
Chapter XXXI - A Cenoté. A Subterranean Bath-house. A Noria. Native Superstitio… 23:29 Read by BettyB
Chapter XXXII - Legends. A Royal Palace. Maya Arches. Garapatas. An Ancient Wat… 23:04 Read by Mario Pineda
Chapter XXXIII - Archæology. Mayapan. Aké. Kabah. Chichen-itza. Other Ruined Ci… 24:15 Read by BettyB
Chapter XXXIV - Central America. Costa Rica. Tegucigalpa. Yuscaran. Farewell. 35:39 Read by Lynette Caulkins