|Located 3,690 mts (11,000 ft) above sea
level, the town of Huitzilac in the State of Morelos, Mexico belonged to the domain of
Cuernavaca during the pre-Hispanic era and became
part of the Marquisate of the Valley of
Oaxaca when it came into Spanish hands.
The town of Huitzilac became the second in importance of the State of Morelos because of its location on the road which joins it to Mexico City. Only when a railway was built in 1897, did it lose importance. It was no longer obligatory for stagecoach traveling to pass through this town.
In the Revolution era, the rebels had already arrived at Huitzilac in 1911 and by March 1912, the General Genovevo de la O. entered into combat with the best forces of the State of Morelos.
The struggle during this period continued in Huitzilac, which burnt down in April 1912. By the end of the month, General Genovevo de la O. and Amador Salazar, with a troop of around 4,000 men, made their way towards the surroundings of Cuernavaca, Morelos and mounted artillery to bomb the main square.
The Liberating Army of the South in this zone, became popular and old bad feelings between the inhabitants of Huizilac and Santa Maria Ahuacatitlan, which had traditionally been rivals were forgotten. The revolution lead to the formation of ties of sympathy.
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