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Culiacan History, Mexico

The Amerindians were the first to settle down on this land on which today the city of Culiacán is located. Amerindians entered the land somewhere during the year 628 and this is when this land firstly received human touch. Later on, it was the Spanish Army who occupied the land due to its natural advantages. It was the year 1531 when the Spanish Army being led by Nuño Beltrán de Guzmán entered the region and created its colonies. He named the newly formed city as San Miguel de Culiacán.

The famous Spanish explorer Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca was also responsible for exploring a huge section of this city. Later on it was another famous Spanish Explorer Francisco Vázquez de Coronado y Luján who is said to be responsible for exploring major sections of Mexico. He started his journey from this city of Culiacán and later on visited the neighboring areas. It was he who discovered the southwestern sides of United States. Time passed and the city of Culiacán kept on inviting various settlers who were coming to the city from various parts of Europe.

The city of Culiacán wasn’t experiencing any huge jumps in economy till the time when the federal government thought about building damns in the very city. The construction of damns started somewhere in the year 1950s and slowly many damns popped up in the city of Culiacán. Agriculture started to grow after various dams were built and this helped the economy of the city to jump up. This is when the city of Culiacán became economically important for the country of Mexico. The major driver for the economy of Culiacán as of today is agriculture itself. Many workers come into the city to work on the fields of rich farmers in return of small wages. In short, the growing economy of Culiacán has provided work for many inhabitants of Mexico too.

The decade of 1950s also gave a bad name to the city of Culiacán as during those years the city of Culiacán was found exporting drug to many parts of United States of America. This was though controlled quickly but the couple of incidents which came to surface did give bad name to the city of Culiacán.

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