Part of the Michoacan-Guanajuato complex, Paricutin was "born"
in 1943 in Mexico.
It's life history, until it ceased eruption in 1952 was intensely
The eruption was of magnitude 4 on the VEI scale.
The stamp below was issued September 5th, 1956
Courtesy of Lisa Heiman
The stamp illustrated below is a painting of the volcano by
Gerado Murillo (Dr.Atl, 1875-1964) issued April 24th 1971
More information on the volcano can be found at Volcano
The postcard illustrated below is a photo of the volcano in
(courtesy Monte Hensley)
On February 20th, 1943 Dionisio Pulido left his village in
Michoacán state, Mexico to work on his fields.
At 4pm he noticed a fissure and almost immediately ash-gray
dust began to rise from the fissure.
Eruptions finally ceased on March 4th 1952.
The next is a postcard of the volcano early in its life.
How early is seen from the back of the postcard, dated March
It is also interesting in having a civilian censor handstamp.
Many thanks to Lavar Taylor.
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