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- A city of western Mexico northwest of Guadalajara. It is a commercial and transportation center. Population: 295,000.
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- proper n. The state capital of Nayarit.
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- n. a city in west central Mexico
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Temperature in Tepic is very reasonable and the summers usually don't go over 80+ degrees F. Winters can have a few cold days but no freezes.
Yet all the many concerts, plays, street performances -- and the cultural life in Tepic is very active and varied -- will be in Spanish.
The Spanish had already established themselves, and cities such as Tepic, Compostela, S. Blas, Acaponetam, etc. had already been founded when religious services were established.
After this quick introduction to Huichol culture in the lively town of Tepic, I got in the SUV with my fellow Mexican companions and shot over the hills for Guadalajara, for an all-night Navajo tipi ceremony.
He had come overland from Tepic, and twice had been stopped by floods.
The section on his family's "peregrinations" down to Tepic, the state capital, and then to Mazatlán, in the next state north, in search of peace and work, is an illuminating record of the forebodings of ordinary rural Mexicans at the beginning of the revolution.
In 1841 arrowroot to the value of 3,320 dolls. was shipped, and in 1843, 35,140 lbs., valued at £1,405, was exported, principally to Tepic and San Blas, where it is used as starch for linen.
The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom Considered in Their Various Uses to Man and in Their Relation to the Arts and Manufactures; Forming a Practical Treatise & Handbook of Reference for the Colonist, Manufacturer, Merchant, and Consumer, on the Cultivation, Preparation for Shipment, and Commercial Value, &c. of the Various Substances Obtained From Trees and Plants, Entering into the Husbandry of Tropical and Sub-tropical Regions, &c.
He is represented as a young man of good character and intelligence, who had made numerous friends in Tepic by the courage and humanity which he had displayed on several trying occasions; and his death was as unexpected as it was shocking to the whole community.
Little less shocking was the recent fate of Ormond Chase, who was shot in Tepic on the 7th of August by order of the same Mexican general, not only without a trial, but without any conjecture by his friends of the cause of his arrest.
It was while they were in the comfortable frame of mind that is begotten of a good meal and subsequent good tobacco -- over there in Morelia we smoked the Tepic cigars, which are excellent -- that I opened to them the great project that I had in hand.