Basúchil (Bajichi), water well in the Raramuri Language, [1] is a town in the municipality of Guerrero, State of Chihuahua, Mexico. It was founded in 1649 as a presidio to protect the jesuit mission in the Tarahumara Papigochi region a few miles to the west, now Cd. Guerrero.[2] Basúchil was initially named La Villa de Aguilar by his founder Diego Guajardo Fajardo governor of the New Vizcaya in honor to his home town, Aguilar de la Frontera, Spain. In 1652 the town was destroyed and its inhabitants assassinated by an attack incited by the lider Tarahumara Teporaca [es], years later it was resettled and renamed Basúchil.[3] The Adolfo Lopez Mateos-Madera Highway (Route 16) passes on the east side.

Villa De Aguilar
Basúchil is located in Mexico
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 28°31′N 107°24′W / 28.517°N 107.400°W / 28.517; -107.400
Country Mexico
2,152 m (7,060 ft)
 • Total1,451
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)-8
Area code635

Abraham González, later governor of Chihuahua, was born in Basúchil in 1864.[4] Ángel González, the ranchera composer best known for his seminal narcocorrido, "Contrabando y Traición," lived most of his life in Basúchil.[5]

Tania Estrada Quezada, crowned Mexicana Universal Chihuahua 2022 and social media celebrity grew up in town.

Economy Edit

In the twenty century Mennonites from the area of Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua introduced apple trees, becoming one of the main industries of the region along with beef cattle, also, corn, beans, and potatoes are cultivated throughout the region.

Notes Edit

  1. ^ Domínguez, R. C. (2006). Basúchil. Chihuahua, México: Ediciones Del Azar A. C.
  2. ^ Terrazas, Z. M. (2005). Memoria del Papigóchic: siglos XVII y XVIII. Chihuahua, Chih.: Kosmos.
  3. ^ Whitt, E. B., & Brondo, M. A. (2008). Los Patriarcas del Papigochi. Chihuahua, Chih: La Prensa.
  4. ^ de Martinez, Irene Brandtner y Nava (2008) "Chihuahua Governor Abraham González, a Descendant of New Mexicans" La Herencia 58: p. 34
  5. ^ Wald, Elijah (2002) "Chapter 1: The Father of Camelia: Ángel GonzálezNarcocorrido: a journey into the music of drugs, guns, and guerrillas Rayo, New York, page 15, ISBN 0-06-050510-9

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