S. Miguel dos Milagres
Sao Miguel dos Milagres is a municipality in the state of Alagoas. Its estimated population in 2004 was 6,354 inhabitants.
His name was before, Parish of Our Lady Mother of the People. Changed its name, according to tradition, after a fisherman found the beach a piece of wood covered with moss and seaweed. To take her home and make your cleaning, discovered that it was an image of St. Michael the Archangel probably fallen in some vessel.
When you finish the cleaning work, the fisherman discovered amazed that a persistent wound that afflicted him for some time was fully healed.
The news soon spread, causing it to look people in search of cures for their illnesses and new miracles. Colonization took shape during the period of Dutch invasion, when residents suffered Porto Calvo fled in search of a safe place to house their families and where they could catch sight in advance the arrival of the Batavians enemies.
The initial chapel, which gave rise to the parish established by the Catholic Church was dedicated to Our Lady Mother of the People. Its history is linked to the proximity to the Porto de Pedras and Porto Calvo, former St. Anthony of the Four Rivers, or even Bom Sucesso. Dispute with Porto de Pedras the primacy of being the headquarters of Ingenio Mata Redonda, where there was the famous battle fought the same name, between the Dutch army and the Luso-Spanish forces and won by General Artikchof.
The complaint, since the current municipalities were not formed were inaccurate and limits is understandable. For too long, the Democratic Mill was featured in sugar production in the region. Also, the town was a leading producer of coconuts, while still belonged to Porto de Pedras.
Was elevated to the village on June 9, 1864, and from 1941, a group of villagers, including Augusto de Barros Falcao, José Braga, Adherbal Costa Raposo and John Moraes came claiming emancipation of Porto de Pedras municipality. Political emancipation began on June 6, 1960. And by Law 2239 of 07 June 1960, Sao Miguel dos Milagres is emancipated-by separating deport stones.