"The Boys Leather"
legend of the "Boy of Leather" has its origin in vertical wells
holes in the rock, a large number also found, hidden
in the undergrowth, were progressive and slowly excavated by
black children, enough to pass the small tight body. Iam looking shaft auriferous and this, the salbanda, species
middle tier with weak consistency, even at escavável
hand, and very rich in gold, reaching 200g per ton ore. Carried with them, these little slaves, a scholarship
leather to transport the material. Hence the name that miners
began to blame the very salbanda. Legend has it that much gold l
eft the Santo Antônio through this process and that many of these boys
still in the bottom of the wells.
The Phantom Pia II
most people, Captain Jackes, no more than a friendly
ghost of underground galleries, and staff chat
discontraído lunch time. The captain was Captain Jackes mine till the British in the mid-eighteenth century.
It is believed
that in one of denotations, for unknown reasons, the Captain was the area to be exploded and was never found.
Captain Jackes is always a friend who went to the other side. And maybe
has not even existed. But everyone talks about it and see the same look: a ghost that does not frighten or scare. only
wants to fulfill the mission entrusted to him for over two hundred years: explore the mine.
the region where the British were buried in Passage, has been
rolled for a treasure hunter. It is believed that many
Lords of mines were buried with their jewelery, or dentures
encrusted metal. These rumors led to the violation of numerous
Graves, since the cemetery is left for a long time.
The greatest mystery lies in the cemetery of blacks, on the hill St. Anthony, where once flourished the camp of Saint Vincent.
no one can doubt the fact that it contains those shallow graves where
blacks were buried, hidden treasures untold. there
people who claim that blacks buried with their dead, the Gold afanado in catas, hoping, to recover some
freedom day, as they survive in the white world.
Origin of the name
period 1979-1980, the Tourism LTD CMP, CMP group company which
explores the tourist route in the Gold Pass, published in a 'Tourist Inform "an interview with an elder
the place telling folk origin of the name "Pass
Mariana "in a text that summarize thus: tradition reveals that the name came about due to a narrow rope bridge existing
next to a shack where he lived a lady named "Mariana".
Despite the poetry of legend, history negana tradition. traversing
the relationship of tributantes the mining region, we see, among other
due to the crown, the "Tax Passage" charged to
users of public bridges crossing the streams. a kind
toll, if we talk in terms of current. This statement does not come
abolish the existence of some small bridge made ??of cords per
a miner who wanted to get rid of the tax, notwithstanding the
passage between opposite sides of the Ribeirao do Carmo had
been built by the government with the purpose of promoting
traffic between the two major mining towns.
Devotion the Santa Gertrudis
top of Passage Cruise, was erected in 1978 by Dr. Walter
Rodrigues, a chapel in honor of Saint Gertrude. built
with blocks quartizito coin extracted from the bottom of the galleries
underground chapel soon became a tourist attraction,
the beauty and originality of construction. In the same year, the Administration
Company's Minas Passage, did publish a newsletter that justified
the construction of the chapel and preached devotion to St. Gertrude
to whom is attributed the protection of distressed and indebted.
When you can check the devotion to St. Gertrude for its efforts
by management and employees of the Company, contributed
greatly to the reestablishment of economic enterprise in the decade, 1970.