National Geographic : 1996 Aug
BY MICHAEL PAR FIT PHOTOGRAPHS BY DAVID ALAN HARVEY A hundred years ago, citizens of Vetagrande built La Iglesia del Calvario high on a hill, after tearing down a house of ill repute. The town near Zaca tecas once wallowed in the excesses of its silver-mining wealth, but produc tion declined in the late 19th century. Today Vetagrande is a ghost of its glittering past. The patina of colonial Spain still warms the heartland of Mexico, offering a balmifnota cure for current economic pain.