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Troje Murals of Angahuan

In 1943, when the ground of Dionisio Pulido’s farm split open and steam burst through the gap, he probably did not realize that he was witnessing the birth of a volcano. The creation and the eruption of this new volcano, called Paricutín, led to the destruction of the town of San Juan Parangaricutiro.

Today the volcano, its lava fields, and the towers that remain from San Juan’s church are a tourist attraction. A series of colorful murals illustrating the history of Paricutín and the people of the region can be found at the visitor’s center in Angahuan, the nearest town. A majority of the murals are the work of José Luis Soto.

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