Side Trip to San Antonio

San Antonio, a mining town in times past, is 18 miles north of San Bartolo. Silver was discovered here in 1748. San Antonio served briefly as the capital of South Baja in 1829 when Loreto was destroyed by a hurricane. It is hard to believe that this small town once had a population of 10,000. The unusual church, many old buildings and the remains of the exhausted mines make San Antonio an ideal "out of the ordinary" photo stop. The large smoke stack from one of the abandoned mines, which is dated 1890, dominates the town skyline.