PACHUCA, a city of Mexico and capital of the state of Hidalgo, 55 m.
Pachuca has some fine modern edifices, among which are the palace of justice, a scientific and literary institute, a school of mines and metallurgy, founded in 1877, a meteorological observatory and a public library.
Pachuca was founded in 1534, some time after the mines were discovered.
Pachuca was sacked in 1812, and so keen was the desire to possess its sources of wealth, in common with other mining towns, that mining operations were partially suspended for a time and the mines were greatly damaged.
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