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[*] posted on 9-12-2017 at 02:56 PM


Quote: Originally posted by David K  
More on the warehouse ruins...

Dr. Eric Ritter has been the lead archaeologists at many digs in Baja California. I just learned that INAH has published his paper on the dig at Gonzaga Bay.

Here is the link with many interesting photos and drawings, charts.

https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/488b16_d6a1399d09974ddd9dd3b0...

It is our belief that this warehouse was used to store off-loaded supplies and people intended for the San Fernando de Velicatá and other missions to the north, shipped to Gonzaga Bay from Loreto in the 1770s and 1780s.

Here is a photo from the 1950s of the warehouse ruins by Howard Gulick, in whose book most of us learned what they were...



I like this thread, I believe this thread is how I found this site researching about Gonzaga a few years ago.

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[*] posted on 9-12-2017 at 04:28 PM


My pleasure... seeing historical sites is (to me) like time travel.
I know when I am in Baja, I feel younger, too!

My hope is that if more people know how special certain piles of rocks are, or stumps of adobe wall, then with awareness they will increase in value and be preserved (or at least not destroyed). Enterprising Mexicans could set up a taco stand or camp area by these historic locations and keep them from vanishing by neglect or vandalism.

I hope you had a look at the 2011 archeological dig paper. There are people who have homes at Gonzaga Bay that don't even know this is there or what it was.




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[*] posted on 9-12-2017 at 04:50 PM


Quote: Originally posted by TMW  
Interesting that the 2008 Nat Geo map doesn't show the correct route across Chapala to Hwy 1.

Yep, pretty funny.

On satellite maps now (Flash Earth), the end of the pavement, 20 kms. south of Gonzaga is shown... but none of the construction beyond... so the latest images are from around 2014? On Google Earth now, the new image (2016) ends just below Arroyo Santa Maria and then it is a 2005 image.





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