Saturday, June 12, 2010

The Legend of Miguel Eslava (1740-1823) and His Tomb, in Church Street Cemetery, in Mobile, Alabama // La Leyenda de la Tumba de Miguel Eslava (1740-1823) en el Cementerio Church Street, en Mobile, Alabama.

The only Spanish Colonial legend connected to money, the Spanish and Mobile, takes us to the tomb at Church Street Cemetery, of Miguel Eslava, not because he was buried with any money, he wasn’t. Miguel was Royal Treasurer, for the King of Spain here, in Mobile and collected all the taxes.
The tradition has it that anyone who needs good luck in business or any other money making activity needs to “pay him, his taxes” and the Eslava Tomb, to this day can usually be found covered in pennies and other coins, (including Mardi Gras Doubloons) for good luck, so if you are having financial problem's of any kind stop by the Eslava Tomb and "pay" Miguel Eslava his "taxes".
The legend also says that anyone caught stealing any of the pennies left at the tomb, will be cursed in business and in any money making activity and eventually face financial ruin, until the pennies or other coins, are returned. If you visit the Eslava Tomb, just leave Miguel Eslava and his pennies alone. The majority of people have enough problems with the living, on this earth, without having to go out of their way to upset or annoy the dead. Curious about what the future holds? Click here to find out how you can receive a 10 minute psychic reading from Psychic Source.

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