My added interest in this town stems from the fact that my great-grandfather, Meliton Gonzalez Trejo was born and raised here. It was fun to see the house of his birth, the church of his baptism, and walk the streets where he and his ancestors walked. It was a truly priceless experience.
|BYU Field Study Group- May 2007|
|Birthplace of Meliton.|
The town is surrounded by mountains and a river. The town has two bridges, the old bridge and the new bridge. The new bridge was built in 1577, which seems somewhat comical to those of us from the US where there is nothing in the entire continent that dates back more than 400 years. To the left is a picture of the house where my great-grandfather Meliton was born. I was not able to go inside, because the current owners were not home. However, it was still fun to see the outside and contemplate the life of Meliton and the daily things he must have done in this little village.
|Meliton and Emily Family|