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Veins of silver—mined on and off since the time of the conquistadors—made this remote village of fewer than 2,000 people one of the wealthiest towns in colonial Mexico. At one time it was the only community besides Mexico City that had electricity. Today this town has two postage-stamp plazas, bridges made of rope and river stones, and an aqueduct built in the 19th century by the mayor of Washington, D.C. Most of the entertainment comes from the cancióneros who perform for diners in the town's only restaurant and then sing their hearts out by the river. If this isn't actually the town that inspired Gabriel García Márquez's novel One Hundred Years of Solitude, as some locals claim, it might as well be.
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