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Chalchihuites, Zacatecas, 1928

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Main Street, Sombrerete, Zacatecas [33K] The Amatlán Mining Company camp [26K]
Main Street, Sombrerete, Zacatecas, where Walter I went for such things as supplies, mail, and payroll. Chalchihuites, Zacatecas, was twenty to thirty miles south of the Amatlán Mining CompanyThe Amatlán Mining Company camp
cristeros posing in front of Pentland office [29K]
Cristeros posing in front of Pentland's office
Cristero Chiefs of Staff [22K] Cristeros chiefs and escort [30K]
Cristero Chiefs of StaffCristero chiefs and escorts
Cristeros waiting outside Walter's office.  Some are inside talking with him. [19K] Cristeros waiting outside Walter's office.  Some are inside talking with him. [18K]
Cristeros waiting outside Walter Pentland's office. Some are inside talking with him about his "contribution" to their cause.

The Cristeros were part of a rebellion waged in western Mexico in response to what were considered vigorous anticlerical measures instituted by Mexico's President Plutarco Elías Calles. The church responded by suspending all religious ceremonies. Historians believe the church also approved and supported the Cristeros rebellion. ["Mexico, history of" Encyclopædia Britannica accessed July 15, 2002]

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