National Geographic : 1919 Oct
Photograph from Russell Hastings Millward GATHERING PULQUE IN MEXICO The favorite "fire-water" of the republic to our south is made from this aloe or maguey plant. Inthe higher altitudes, asintheState of Mexico, it attains an excellent growth, and vast fields are laid out in symmetrical rows. One tradition says thedownfall oftheancient Toltecs was due to pulque. A beautiful maiden named Xochitl, daughter of a noble called Papantzin, is reputed tohave discovered this insidious drink. Her people, the Toltecs, antedated the Aztecs and in some mysterious way were swept from the face of the earth.