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In August there will be a running of the Bulls in Huamantla , just like in Pamplona, Spain. The Bulls will have a chance at goring drunken tourists before some matador sticks a sword in them. Interesting to watch from a distance, Dangerous to watch if you’re running in front of the bulls.

Huamantla is famous for other things also…know as the “Heroic Town of Huamantla” for repulsing the American Invasion in 1847. A young lady living in the town wheeled a cannon out of her house and fired it at the Invaders killing the leader of the Group, Captain Samuel Walker. Why she had the cannon in her house I don’t know. Maybe the Mexican troops went over for tacos and forgot it.  Anyway, Captain Walkers pistol and several other guns or on view in the local museum. Walker invented a revolver, guess he didnt get to enjoy any profits from it .

Also in August along with the fair is the Night when no one sleeps, local arts and crafts workers make over ten miles of carpets from flowers and colored sawdust through the city streets of which they are destryed the next day by the running of the bulls, theres a museum of bull fighters and a puppet museum in town also.

Another feature of the museum is parts of a telescope that was used to make one of the first photos of the moon in 1885.

Moon photo 1885

Moon photo 1885

House from where canon was fired

House from where canon was fired

Capt. Walkers pistol

Capt. Walkers pistol

Another revolver

Another revolver

National Puppet Museum

National Puppet Museum

Telescope parts from 1885

Telescope parts from 1885

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  1. Siiiiiiiiiiiii viva Mexico. Les ablo de aqui de Los Angeles. Yo les quiero mandar saludos a todos de Pilares en especialmete a los Moyotl y a Luis y Aron de saragoza.

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