by Moises Garza

July 12, 2012

Last Names of Nuevo Leon
Dr. Ruben D. Pastrana

I have had the pleasure of corresponding with Dr. Ruben D. Pastrana Guerrero, Cronista de Los Aldamas, N.L. by email. If you are interested in the Municipality of Los Aldamas, Nuevo Leon, Dr. Pastrana is the person you need to talk to. His knowledge is extensive as well as the work he has done.

He has been residing in Los Aldamas since 1984 and in 1992 he was named the official historian for the Parroquia de Guadalupe de Los Aldamas. Then in 1997 he became a member of the State association of Cronistas Municipales for Nuevo Leon. He also served as Mayor for Los Aldamas from 2000 to 2003. Finally in 2006 he was named as the official Cronista for the municipality.

His investigations and publications are as follow:

.- Antigua Misión de Guadalupe de Los Hoyos. 1997 

.- General Brigadier Eugenio Aguirre Benavides; El Inmaculado de la Revolución.  2000 

.- El Combate de la Laja, 1913. 2006  

.- Los Aldamas, N.L. Capital del Estado en 1914.  
Ponencia en el IV Congreso de Historia Municipal del Noreste. Monterrey, N.L. 2008 

.- Medición del Latifundio del Conde de Penalva en 1708.  2009 

.- Memoria que rinde el C. Don Cirilo Carrillo, Alcalde Primero de la Villa de Santa María de Los Aldamas, al Superior Gobierno del Estado. 31 de Diciembre de 1829.  2009 

.- Las Autoridades Municipales de la Villa de Santa María de Los Aldamas, N.L.  de 1828 a 2009.  (Inédito) 2009 

.- De Sangre, fuego y electricidad; El sistema tranviario de Monterrey, N.L. (Inédito) 2010 

.- Expediente de la Fundación de la Villa de Santa María de Guadalupe de  Iturbide en 1821.  (Inédito) 2010 

.-  Erección Canónica de la Parroquia de Guadalupe de Los Aldamas, 1863. 2011. (Inédito) 

.- Camino a la Eternidad; persecución y muerte de Pedro Rojas “El Tatita”  (Inédito) 2011 

.- Santa María de Los Aldamas; una Villa del Primer Imperio Mexicano.    Colaboración Enciclopedia “Nuevo León a través de sus Municipios” Ed. Milenio. 2011 

.- Dr. Sostenes Vera Salinas; Discípulo de Gonzalitos. 2011 (inédito) 

Excellent Work:
I had the pleasure of reading three articles that he wrote about two local persons and one about a General whose death came about in the hands of Villistas just outside Los Aldamas. Bellow are their titles and they will be published soon is a new book. He is also working on book about Los Aldamas and it will contain old photos about the town and its people.

Dr. Sostenes Vera Salinas

Profr. y Tte. Coronel Luis Felipe Elizondo Alanís

General Brigadier Eugenio Aguirre Benavides

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