See also:fourth in the latter
See also:year among the cities of Mexico . The Mexican Central gives it railway connexion with the
See also:national capital and other prominent cities of the Republic . Leon stands in a fertile plain on the
See also:banks of the Turbio, a tributary of the Rio Grande de Lerma, at an
See also:elevation of 5862 ft. above
See also:sea-level and in the midst of very attractive surroundings . The
See also:country about Leon is considered to be one of the richest cereal-producing districts of Mexico . The city itself is subject to disastrous floods, sometimes leading to loss of
See also:life as well ascathedral and a theatre, the latter one of the largest and finest in the republic . The city is regularly built, with wide streets and numerous shady parks and gardens . It manufactures
See also:saddlery and other
See also:work, gold and
See also:silver embroideries,
See also:cotton and woollen goods, especially rebozos (long shawls),
See also:soap and cutlery . There are also tanneries and
See also:flour mills .
The city has a considerable
See also:trade in wheat and flour . The first settlement of Leon occurred in 1552, but its formal foundation was in 1576, and it did not reach the dignity of a city until 1836 . damage to
See also:property, as in the
See also:flood of 1889 .
MOSES BEN SI LEON
LEONARDO DA VINCI (1452–1519)
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