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Work we are doing on the Toluca's History[edit]

section of theTolucapage== —Preceding unsigned comment added by Almeja (talkcontribs) 18:22, 4 October 2007 (UTC)


Many fossils founded in Toluca’s valley show that in the past huge animals common to the continent were settled in the county. These huge animals called Mamutes possibly lived in this area along with the “Tepexpan Man", whose fossils were found in Texcoco, a county close to Toluca. [1]

Mesoamerican Period[edit]

• Toluca was founded in 1120 by the matlazincas and built in the last colony of Macpatxóchitl.

• Toluca’s valley and what is now Toluca’s city, were included in the concession made by Carlos V to Hernán Cortés as marquis of the valley.

• A community was established in 1530, but it was not until 1677 that was catalogued as a city.

• There is a hill called Tolochi, which is in the North of the City and used to divide the state in 2 parts.

• The tree of “ Las Manitas Rojas”, which literally means: little red hands, was founded in the Nuestra Señora del Carmen’s convent, and it shows that Toluca was a little metropolis because náhuatl people used to have botanic gardens only in important places.

• The god Tolotzin was supposed to had his principal temple in the volcano: Xinantécatl, now known as the Nevado de Toluca, which by its shape seems to be the same god sleeping.

• In 1477 Toluca along all the Matlazinca’s territory is occupied by the Aztecs.


In 1521 the Spanish conquer the Toluca Valley. Leading the troops was Gonzalo de Sandoval, one of many sergeants of Cortes. Toluca’s first governor is Pedro Cortés Coyotzin.

In 1524 starts the evangelization process in Toluca and between the Frailes, the most notable is Fray Andrés Castro, making a great number of contributions and being the first one to learn the native language matlazinca.

In 1793 starts the construction of a road to Mexico city.

In 1799 Toluca is officially named a city by the king of Spain Carlos IV on September 12th [2]

Independence and post independence[edit]

- In 1810 Miguel Hidalgo stayed in Toluca for a few days in his way to “Monte de las Cruces”.

- In 1811 a group of “indígenas” (that was the name of the people from America) was shot by “peninsulares” (people born in Spain that lived in America). In consequence of this fact the place where this happened was called “Plaza de los Mártires”.

- In 1812 the first city council was installed.

- In 1821 Independence was proclaimed by the local authorities.

- En 1830 was raised as Constitutional Capital of the State of Mexico.

- In 1832 the building of “Los portales” was started, this building is located in Toluca’s downtown.

- In 1836 Because of the central system all the branches of government were rebased at Mexico City.

- In 1847 thanks to Ignacio Ramírez “El Nigromante” the Institute of Literature reopens.

- In 1851 the Principal theatre, which was built by González Arratia, was inaugurated .

- Mariano Riva Palacio is named governor of the state and he starts the most important modernization process of the city during the XIX century.

- In 1881 The Industrial Union was founded, the railroad was opened and the Bank of State of Mexico created the first bills in the country.

- In 1882 the Professor’s School was founded.

- In 1910 people celebrated the century of Independence, and The Professor’s School was inaugurated as well as the “Plaza España”. [3]

--Almeja 21:41, 8 October 2007 (UTC) --Almeja 21:46, 8 October 2007 (UTC) (MasamiS 17:57, 9 October 2007 (UTC))

—Preceding unsigned comment added by Almeja (talkcontribs) 18:30, 5 October 2007 (UTC)

Please remember to sign your entries. Second, rework this list of facts into about 3 paragraphs.Thelmadatter 18:57, 5 October 2007 (UTC)
Hello, thanks for you message. I think the content is good, but as Thelmadatter says, we try and keep our text "flowing" as much as possible, so prefer to have paragraphs rather than bullet points. Other than that, you need to add wiki-links to other articles where appropriate and format with headings (I have done that for you with ===Independence and post independence=== as an example). Rockpocket 18:40, 8 October 2007 (UTC)

Welcome! (We can't say that loudly enough!)[edit]

Hello, group Mexico/Japan, and welcome to Wikipedia! I hope you like the place and decide to stay past the end of your project. Here are some pages you might find helpful:

If you have any questions or problems, no matter what they are, leave me a message on my talk page. Or, please come to the Mentors page, where you can find many experienced Wikipedians that can answer any queries you have! Or, you can just type {{helpme}} on your user page, and someone will show up shortly to answer your questions.

We're so glad you're here! Rockpocket 17:13, 6 September 2007 (UTC)

Hey guys! ¡Bienvenidos! ¿Necestan ayuda? Puedes hábleme Gracias, y buena suerte! Arky ¡Hablar! 19:51, 6 September 2007 (UTC)

Elias 1181607 Echg07 01:42, 7 September 2007 (UTC)Echg07

Reminder to Mentors and Students[edit]

Please remember to do all communication concerning work related to the course on this discussion page. It is the only page I can monitor and give students credit for doing their work. Thank you!!! Thelmadatter 13:56, 12 September 2007 (UTC)

Suggestion for discussion[edit]

The three contributions that students need to do next partial (~October) is to significantly edit an article, create a stub and translate an article from English Wikipedia for Spanish Wikipedia. Mentors, if you would be so kind as to look over the Wikipedia:WikiProject_Mexico, Wikipedia:WikiProject_Mexico and Category:Mexico_stubs pages to help students discuss and select projects to do in October. For more information, see the Wikipedia:School_and_university_projects/ITESM_Campus_Toluca/Syllabus page. Thank you! Thelmadatter 13:58, 13 September 2007 (UTC)


Do you want me to mentor your group? themcman1 talk 17:20, 14 September 2007 (UTC)


Hello Elias, thanks for the message on my talk page. I'm looking forward to reading your group's article and I'll certainly help in any way I can. If you have something specific you need help with just leave me a message and I will see what I can do! Rockpocket 05:24, 21 September 2007 (UTC)

Mexico_japan project[edit]

Hello Themcman our team is working in an article about Toluca, our city. Could you check what we have made, it would be really helpful. Please tell us what is right or waht is wrong in our article. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Echg07 (talkcontribs) 18:15, 8 October 2007 (UTC) Echg07 18:21, 8 October 2007 (UTC)Echg07

Just a quick note before I read through the article, when you want a fellow wikipedian to read your article, it is considered practise to Wiki-link to the article, i.e [[Toluca]] produces Toluca themcman1 talk 15:51, 9 October 2007 (UTC)

Talk Page Message[edit]

The link you left me is a red link. The link could be spelt wrong, or you could have accidentally put the wrong article name in. I will be happy to read the article when you give me the correct link. themcman1 talk 20:07, 13 November 2007 (UTC)

  1. ^ Sanchez, Alfonso (1999). Toluca:Monografia municipal. 
  2. ^ Sanchez, Alfonso (1999). Toluca:Monografia municipal. 
  3. ^ Sanchez, Alfonso (1999). Toluca:Monografia municipal.