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Jalisco ColotlanColotlán is situated in the northern part of the state.

From May 1913 to March 1914, this region was almost totally dominated by Villista forces. In response to appeals from certain sectors of the population, the Governor sent General del Toro with a strong column of soldiers to the region. Ten days after they arrived in Colotlán, the Villistas commanded by General Pánfilo Natera and the Bañuelos, with an army of more than three thousand men, besieged the town on 6 April 1914. General del Toro managed to flee, but left his loyal soldiers who perished: the people of the town dedicated themselves to looting and burning buildings, commercial houses and homes, particularly in the centre of the city.

These notes come from a later period.

La Administración de Rentas

Colotlan 25c

Colotlan 1 1

Colotlan 1 1 reverse

  from to total
25c         includes numbers 4753 to 19779
$1         includes numbers 571 to 922


The $1 note have spaces for the signatures of T. B. Argüelles as Administrador de Rentas and [             ] as Interventor.

[if correct person]
Toribio Benigno Arguelles de la Torre was born on 12 February 1891, in Huejúcar, Jalisco. He married Maria Elena Raigosa on 4 November 1911, in Colotlán.

He died on 10 February 1971, in Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico, at the age of 79.

sig Arguelles


Pagaduría General de la 2a. Brigada Bañuelos

Colotlan 50c

Colotlan 1 2

J Félix Bañuelos Bañuelos joined the armed struggle against Porfirio Díaz at the end of 1910. As a second lieutenant he fought in Zacatecas, Durango and Jalisco and with Maderos’ victory joined the 26º Cuerpo de Rurales. He fought with the Constitutionalist forces between 1913 and 1917, participating in the forces of Pánfilo Natera and being present at the siege of Colotlán, Jeréz and Zacatecas. Some sources indicate that he was a Villista until 1920, leading the battles of El Ébano, San Luis Potosí, against General Jacinto B. Treviño. He adhered to the Plan de Agua Prieta in 1920. He was head of the garrison at Celaya, Guanajuato, from that year until 1923, when he became a Brigadier General. Between 1924 and 1936 he held several military appointments. In 1936 he was elected governor of the state of Zacatecas and was later governor of the territory of Quintana Roo. In 1946 he was a founder and director of the Military Academy of Mexico. He retired in 1944 and died in Mexico City on 2 September 1948

A 50c and $1 note dated 15 September 1915.

Pagaduría de la Brigada M. Triana

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A $1 note dated 4 November 1915.

Martín Triana Guzmán was born in San Miguel del Mezquital (now Miguel Auza), Zacatecas, in 1885. In 1911, he joined the armed movement against Porfirio Díaz, fighting in the Lagunera region and occupying Sombrerete in May 1911. After the decena trágica, he again took up arms against Huerta and fought at Torreón and Zacatecas, taking part in the capture of that city in June 1914. When Villa fought with Obregón at Celaya in May and June 1915, Triana defected to the Carrancistas and was provisional governor of Aguascalientes from 10 August 1915 to 13 June 1916. In 1917 he retired to private life and died in Mexico City on 9 February 1934.

The Brigada Martín Triana was operating in this area, defeating the forces of General Bañuelos, in mid 1915El Pueblo, Año II, Tomo II, Núm. 383, 15 November 1915.