Jack Swords has captured many of Baja California's
historic sites on film. His wonderful mission photos are found at http://vivabaja.com/bajamissions
Silver and gold was processed at this smelter near San
Antonio (south of La Paz). GPS (NAD27) is 23°47.23'/ 110°03.29' Photo copyright
(c) Jack Swords
Between San Antonio and El Triunfo ran a railroad. GPS is
23°48.71'/ 110°05.49' Photo c Jack Swords
The railroad was begun in 1863 using mule drawn carts. A
steam locomotive was in operation by the 1890's running over 10 miles of track.
1918 was the last year of regular operation. Photo c Jack Swords
The well built, mortarless wall is 4 feet tall by 3 feet
wide and quite long. It resembles other walls found at mission sites in Baja.
Photo c Jack Swords
One of Jimmy's favorite sites was Real de Santa Ana, Baja's
oldest ore mill ruins. Photo c Jack Swords