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Encyclopedia > Vera Cruz


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Vera Cruz (262 words)
Vera Cruz was established before the Civil War, probably during the time of the Mexican War (1846-49).
During the Civil War, two small battles occurred in and near Vera Cruz, which was the headquarters of the local Home Guard unit.
Today Vera Cruz is a beautiful public recreation area, located six miles east of Ava on Highway 14, then three miles north on Highway AB.
CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Vera Cruz (506 words)
Its area covers all the State of Vera Cruz with the exception of one or two parishes in the northern part which belong to Tamaulipas, one in the western part which belongs to the Diocese of Tulancingo and a few others in the southern part which are a part of the Bishopric of Tehuantepec.
When Hernando Cortés landed at what is now the seaport of Vera Cruz on 2 April, 1519 (Good Friday, whence the town obtained its name) he was accompanied by Father Fray Bartolome de Olmedo, who was intrusted with the spiritual direction of the new colony founded by this audacious leader.
During the first century of the existence of the colony, Vera Cruz was considered of such importance, and Christianity had made such headway, that the establishment of a bishopric was thought advisable.
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