How to use Saltillo in a sentence
The first Spanish settlement in the region now called Coahuila was at Saltillo in 1586, when it formed part of the province of Nueva Viscaya.
The capital of the state is Saltillo; Monclova was the capital from 1833 to 1835.
It was taken by assault on the 23rd of September; Santa Anna was defeated at Buena Vista (near Saltillo) on the 23rd of February 1847, and forced back on San Luis Potosi.
He won victories over Villa at Celaya April 19; at Leon, where he lost his right arm, on June 4; and at Torreon and Saltillo in Sept.
The truce with which he followed up this success was unacceptable to the administration, and upon receiving notice to resume hostilities, he occupied Saltillo, the capital of Coahuila, and Victoria, the capital of Tamaulipas, thus completing the conquest of the north-eastern states of Mexico.Advertisement
Learning of the weakened condition of Taylor's force he made a sudden advance to the northward, with some 20,000 troops, and on the 22nd of February 1847 encountered Taylor with one-fourth that number at Buena Vista, a few miles beyond Saltillo.
Saltillo is on the Mexican National railway and another railway connects it with the important mining and industrial town of Torreon, on the Mexican Central.
Saltillo is an active commercial and manufacturing town, and an important railway centre.
The woollen "zarapes" or "ponchos" of Saltillo are among the finest produced in Mexico.
Saltillo was founded in 1586 as an outpost against the Apache Indians.Advertisement
In 1824 the capital of the state of Coahuila and Texas was at Saltillo.
A partisan controversy removed the seat of government to Monclova in 1833, but it was returned to Saltillo in 1835.
The battle of Buena Vista was fought near Saltillo on the 22nd-23rd of February 1847.
After leaving San Luis Potosi, President Juarez established his capital at Saltillo for a brief period.