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Mineral de Pozos in Municipality of San Luis de la Paz, Guanajuato, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

Mine and Former Hacienda of Los Cinco Señores

Mineral de Pozos

 
 
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1. Mine and Former Hacienda of Los Cinco Señores Marker
Inscription.  

Mina y antigua Hacienda de los Cinco Señores
El auge minero del pueblo comenzó a gestarse a partir de la segunda mitad del siglo XIX, y para 1880 Mineral de Pozos ya era un lugar reconocido a nível regional y estatal por su gran producción. Un buen número de compañías nacionales y extranjeras invirtirieron grandes cantidades de dinero para extraer la variedad de metales que la tierra ofrecía. Se crearon entonces haciendas que servían como respaldo para la minas.

Una de las haciendas más prolíficas era la Hacienda de los Cinco Señores, la cual poseía minas como La Joya, Nayalito y Justicia. El nombre que recibe se debe a que, en 1889, año de su construcción, cinco empresarios europeos reunieron su capital para explotar el área. En poco tiempo tomó el liderazgo y se convirtió en una de las más productivas de la zona. Además, no sólo estaba dedicada a la extracción de metales como el oro y la plata, sino que ahí mismo éstos eran preparados para enviarlos directamente a alguna acuñadora cercana o hasta la ciudad de México.

Actualmente, la Hacienda de los Cinco Señores, conformada por las ruinas de
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By J. Makali Bruton, January 28, 2018
2. Mine and Former Hacienda of Los Cinco Señores Marker reverse with English text.
los edificios que en otro momento gozaron de esplendor, se convirtió en uno de los lugares turísticos más visitados de Mineral de Pozos, pues, además de su pasado histórico y su impresionante arquitectura, posee la fama de ser un lugar místico en el que algunos aseguran la aparición de niños jugando en el patio principal durante la madrugada y otros sucesos inexplicables. Sin embargo, para artistas plásticos, escritores y hasta historiadores constituye un espacio que deja fluir la imaginación y la creatividad.

English:
Mine and Former Hacienda of Los Cinco Señores
The mining boom of this city took shape around the second half of the XIX century, and by 1880 Mineral de Pozos was recognized regionally and nationally for its vast production. A number of domestic and foreign companies invested huge amounts of money to extract a variety of metals. Many haciendas were built to serve and support these mines.

One of the most prolific haciendas was the Hacienda of los Cinco Señores, which had mines like La Joya, Nayalito and Justicia. It was given this name because in 1889, year of its construction, five European entrepreneurs pooled their capital to exploit the area. Soon, it took the lead and became one of the most productive mines in the region. Besides, it was not dedicated only to the extraction of metals such as gold and
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By J. Makali Bruton, January 28, 2018
3. Mine and Former Hacienda of Los Cinco Señores and Marker
silver, but these minerals were right there ready to be sent directly to a nearby minting house or to Mexico City.

Nowadays, the Hacienda of los Cinco Señores, consist only of the ruins of the buildings that were splenderous long time ago, but it has become one of the most visited tourist sites in Mineral de Pozos, because of its historical past and its impressive architecture, but also has a mystical reputation, some say they have seen the appearance of some children playing in the main courtyard at dawn and other unexplained events. However, for some plastic artists, writers and historians, it is a place that allows imagination and creativity to flow.
 
Location. 21° 13.644′ N, 100° 30.984′ W. Marker is in Mineral de Pozos, Guanajuato, in Municipality of San Luis de la Paz. Marker is on Unnamed road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. The marker is on the road that comes into Mineral de Pozos towards the east from Highway 57. The road contains other notable former mines and haciendas. Marker is in this post office area: Mineral de Pozos, Guanajuato 37600, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hacienda Baldomero (a few steps from this marker); Angustias Mine (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Ex-Hacienda El Triángulo
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By J. Makali Bruton, January 28, 2018
4. Ruins of the Former Mine and Hacienda of Los Cinco Señores
(approx. 0.7 kilometers away); The Model School (approx. 1.6 kilometers away); Aqueduct (approx. 1.7 kilometers away); J. Encarnación Olguín and Juana Lucio (approx. 2.2 kilometers away); Old City Hall (approx. 2.2 kilometers away); City Cemetery (approx. 2.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mineral de Pozos.
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, January 28, 2018
5. Ruins of the Former Mine and Hacienda of Los Cinco Señores
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By J. Makali Bruton, January 28, 2018
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 6, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 6, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 73 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 6, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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