I met Gabriel Leyva Velázquez in 1960, when he inaugurated the Las Américas theater at the Insurgentes Secondary School in the city of Guasave. He then he was governor. He had come to office on January 1, 1957. From his government, the Constitución Civic Center is still standing, built on land expropriated from the Redo family, in which he installed a public library and the Sinaloa History Museum, without forgetting, Of course, during his administration, master Rolando Arjona Amábilis designed the state coat of arms. Also, in the cultural aspect, he left us three monumental literary works, the Geographical, Historical, Biographical and Statistical Dictionary of the State of Sinaloa, by Amado González Dávila, Anthology of Sinaloan Prose Writers and Anthology of Sinaloan Poets, both by General Ernesto Higuera. According to Don José María Figueroa Díaz, General Leyva Velázquez could not do much in the material aspect, mainly due to the scarcity of resources and the lack of support from advisers. However, he did manage to deliver more than a million hectares to the peasants, a figure that, according to Figueroa Díaz, almost doubled that delivered jointly by Delgado, Loaiza, Pérez Arce and Aguilar Pico, the previous governors. Leyva Velázquez died in Mexico City, in difficult economic conditions, on March 19, 1985.
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