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History of laredo

History of Laredo!

power point created

By Daniela Salinas


My Uncle Odie Arambula Laredo Times Journalist

The beginning of laredo
The Beginning of Laredo

  • Laredo was established in the year 1755, by Tomas Sanchez.

  • Sanchez used to work with Jacinto de Leon, and they found what is now known as El Paso de Jacinto.

  • It was a low water crossing stretch where Indians and others would walk across the Rio Grande River.

Laredo s international bridge
Laredo’s International Bridge

  • The International Bridge was built in 1889.

  • Prior to that people used chalanes (boats) to cross from Laredo to Nuevo Laredo.

  • The crossing from the bridge had improved the International trade in Laredo.

Laredo s population increase
Laredo’s population increase

  • The roads where build in 1891, that brought Anglos to Laredo along with many others to increase the work population.

  • The World War I and Fort Mac Intosh was established by bringing Military people to Laredo.

  • The fort was then closed in the 1940’s.

The air force base
The Air Force Base

  • Air force personnel were being trained to use machine guns to fight in the military.

  • Military men settled with women from the local area and that improved the Laredo’s population with mixed cultures.

  • The Base was soon closed in the year of 1970’s after President’s Richard Nixon visit to Laredo.

Laredo s down town
Laredo’s Down Town

  • One of Laredo’s well known landmarks, is the San Agustin Church located in the Down Town area.

  • Also located is the San Agustin Plaza and La Posada Hotel.

  • Laredo only had one high school named Laredo High School, it was located what is now known as La Posada hotel.

Martin high school
Martin High School

  • Martin High School was built in 1936, and had its first graduating class in 1937, but those were students from Laredo High School.

  • Laredo High School closed down, it became a middle school where every child in Laredo attended.

Laredo s big flood
Laredo’s Big Flood

  • A dramatic event that happened to Laredo was the big flood in 1954.

  • Thanks to this disaster the International Bridge collapsed and had to be rebuilt.

  • Due to the delay families were affected, and the crossing from Laredo to Nuevo Laredo was stopped, causing people to use the chalanes once more.

The conclusion
The Conclusion

  • Laredo has grown by making changes but by keeping the significant meanings of history.

  • Rail Roads are still being used to import goods made in Mexico through the International Free Trade Agreement.

  • There are now four International Bridges, one of them for the sole purpose of import and export.


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<http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumble/e/e4/Entrance to Martin High School

Wikipedia. March 2009. 21 March 2009.

<http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/0/0c/La Posada Hotel in Laredo>.

Wikipedia. March 2009. 21 March 2009.

<http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/26/Railway Bridge.jpg>.

Wikipedia. March 2009. 21 March 2009.


Wikipedia. March 2009. 21 March 2009.

< http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/bb/San Agustin Cathedral in Laredo.

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