Chronology of the Cajeme County Region

Publicado: marzo 14, 2010 en Articles on English, Curiosidades, General, Gobierno, Historia
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1100 First aborigines arrive and settle their villages on the Yaqui River banks.
1533 First contact between western civilization and the Yaqui Indians. Diego de Guzmán and his Spanish soldiers arrived at the Yaqui region.
1564 Biscayan Francisco de Ibarra fails in his attempt to set up a congregation within the region limits.
1610 Even though the Spanish invaders were defeated in several battles, the Yaquis asked the defeated soldiers for peace, an unusual phenomenon in the history of human race. On April 25th, the Yaqui region is submitted to the Spanish crown dominion.
1617 First Jesuit Missionaries arrive at Hornos. Same Jesuits founded Cocorit.
1619 Buenavista is founded by Jesuit Missionary Martin Burgencio.
1623 Eight Yaqui Indian villages on the edges of the Yaqui River are founded.
1715 El Realito, a mining settlement is founded in the mountain ranges of the region.
1835 Cocorit inhabitants return after several Yaqui uprisings made them fled.
1875 Cajeme, the current Indian chief and his forces attacks again and set Cocorit afire.
1885 Neighbors from El Quiriego and Baroyeca repopulate Cocorit, now under the protection of the Mexican federal army.
1887 Cajeme, the Jefe Yaqui, is shot to death by Porfirio Diaz’ army in Tres Cruces de Chumampaco on April 23. An unusual earthquake was felt in Sonora ten days after.
1898 Esperanza is founded. Streets layout are designed by the recently formed Sonora & Sinaloa Irrigation Company.
1906 Southern Pacific Railroad constructs a railway system connecting Estación Corral, Estación Cajeme (now Ciudad
Obregón), and Fundición with the North of Sonora
1908 Mr. Connant, a Mexican citizen obtains from the federal government a concession to develop thousands of acres into agriculture in the Yaqui Valley.
1910 Compañía Constructora Richardson, S.A. is created and obtains a concession to subdivide and sell farming land.
1911 Mr. Richardson establishes the Yaqui Valley Experiment Station, and starts a growing program of 90 different agricultural crops, evaluating their behavior and yields.
1912 First building, a flag station and a water tower is built in Estación Cajeme. Other warehouses were built by
American settlers Leo Stecken, Henry Griegg, W.A. Ryan and Jimmy Ryan.
1914 Severe rain storms in Southern Sonora, overflows the Yaqui River flooding Cocorit, Esperanza, La Tinajera and other towns. Their inhabitants find refugee in Providencia, a little village known for goat production.
1917 World War ignites in Europe, and several Germans and Yugoslavs land in the Yaqui Valley and stay. Local people accepts them happily and immediatly start agricultural and mechanical activities.
1918 Herman Bruss, a German colonist introduces the first internal combustion tractor and the first thresher combine in the area
1925 Cajeme’s Yaqui Fruit Co. inaugurates a marketing office in Los Angeles at 255 Rivers Building, to distribute Yaqui Valley’s “The Yaqui Chief Brand” vegetables
1926 The first HOLT crawler is purchased by Alvaro Obregon to plow, disc, and float his “Hacienda Nainari”.
1927 The County of Cajeme is founded in November 29. Anderson & Clayton installs a cotton gin.
1928 Local aldermen elect Don Ignacio Ruiz as the first ever Mayor of Cajeme. On July 28, an extraordinary decree stipulates that the town of Cajeme, should be named Ciudad Obregón in consideration of the proven progress attained in the region in recent years by Mexican President Alvaro Obregon, killed July 17.
1934 First modern hospital is built in Esperanza by American doctors, the Reynolds brothers.
1935 The first agrarian repartition in the Yaqui region is decreed by President Cardenas on August 13.
1944 A lost U.S.A.F. B-24 Liberator crashes at the outskirts of the city, guided by the flames of a rice mill spectacular
fire. Crew survived and burnt aircraft.
1947 Two young scientists from the Rockefeller Foundation, Norman Borlaug (the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize) and John Niederhauser (the 1990 World Food Prize) arrived to the Yaqui Valley, introducing several technological research programs.
1952 The Alvaro Obregón Dam, also called Lake Oviachic, are inaugurated by President Miguel Alemán, starting a new booming era in regional agriculture.
1954 Social Security Medical services for the agricultural sector originates in Ciudad Obregón as a pilot plan. Is offered as an integral service later throughout Mexico.
1955 Southern Sonora’s first university, the Justo Sierra Institute of Higher Education is founded. A year later name changes to ITNO, and today is the ITSON.
1958 Ciudad Obregon is paved and Lake Nainari is built, under René Gandara’s term.
1960 First Catholic diocese is established. The first Bishop was José Soledad Torres.
1961 Ciudad Obregon modern airport is inaugurated, with the arrival of a DC-6 from Aeronaves de Mexico
1967 The first jetliner lands in Ciudad Obregón, a DC-9-15 flying from Mexico City to Tucson.
1973 The Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, establishes the Ciudad Obregón Campus, the
second unit of 26 campuses throughout México.
1978 Ciudad Obregón celebrates its 50th jubilee.
1986 First maquiladora Coleman Products, now Yazaki’s ACOSA is installed under Collectron’s Sonora Shelter Plan, hiring 120 direct labor on a 28,000 sq’ building. In January 1997 will have 345,000 sq’ with 3,850 employees.
1991 Lasalle University, México’s Northwest Campus is founded.
1993 Ciudad Obregón Ariport becomes international, customs and immigration and agricultural inspection offices are installed, allowing non-stop private flights from anywhere USA or Canada.
1994 Agricultural water distribuition becomes privatized first time ever at the Yaqui Valley as a national pilot plan, so successful that other agricultural regions follow same concept.
1997 Instituto Tecnológico Superior de Cajeme is founded, with specialties in Mechanical, Electronics and Industrial
Engineering as well as Architecture.
2002 Universidad Tecnológica del Sur de Sonora opened it’s doors with college degrees in Processes of Production, Commercialization, Informatic, Electronics and Automatization.
2002 Ciudad Obregón celebrates it’s 75th Anniversary.
2006 Start Construccion REFINO (Recinto Fiscal del Noroeste) under Eduardo Bours Castelo Goverment (2003-2009).
2008 2008, year Begin Operations the new Software Park: SonoraSoft Union ITSON, Sonora Goverment, Private Iniciative and Others Universities.
2009 29th December 2009, born the Better & more Famous Blog about Ciudad Obregon, Sonora (The Technology City of the Mexico Norwest): by Viktor Glez focus on History, Tourism Places, Pictures, Videos, People, and Sonora Rest too.
2010 New Sonora University Unity Open on Summer with some career no offer before on the City.
  1. Jamee Ryan Carlin dice:

    Mi nombre es Jamee Ryan Carlin. Me gusta su sitio web mucho. Quisiera destacar una corrección para 1912. Jimmy Bryan debe ser Jimmy Ryan. No hay B al comienzo de su nombre. Él era el hermano de W.A. Ryan. Yo soy la nieta de Jimmy Ryan. Cuando era niño escuchaba sus historias de Sonora. Por favor, disculpe mi español. Gracias. Jamee Ryan Carlin.

  2. obson dice:

    Hola Jamee!, Tu Español es perfecto no te preocupes, y gracias por tus comentarios y por indicarme el Error en el nombre, ya lo corregí.

    Por cierto si tienes historias o anécdotas de la región no dudes en eviarmelas, te estaria agradecido y las publicaria con tu respectivo crédito pos supuesto.


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