Avenue of Mysteries Setting

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The Dump

Known as the basurero, this was literally a dump where garbage was left. Lupe and Juan Diego lived there and had a relatively decent life compared to the lives of some poor families of the time and place. The people who lived there were scavengers who made money by retrieving items of value, including metals. The dump was where Juan Diego was run over by a truck, which caused him to limp for the rest of his life.

Circo de La Maravilla

This is the circus was where Lupe and Juan Diego went to live after their mother's death. It was named for the “wonder” who performed as a skywalker. The circus was made up of tents and the typical circus people. Some of the adults had the attitude that the circus performers took good care of the children who worked there, which prompted the idea that...

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