Culiacán, Sinaloa.- Have you ever wondered what life was like before the Internet and cell phones? We tell you a little history of Culiacan in the 50’s.
Culiacan, Sinaloa experienced a process of rural and urban development in the year 1950Perhaps your grandparents or parents have told you how they grew up in the city during that time.
The city had an evolution as in the areas of commerce and transportation, however it also there was development in entertainment with the emergence of the cinema and places such as Lomita and Altata Bay as points of interest in the population.
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If something characterizes the city of Culiacán, it is its permanent activity, as time passed the cultural offer of the city became more extensive and attractive. Plays, art exhibitions, and cultural programs expanded in Culiacán during the 1950s.
One of the most important contributions was the work known as “La Canasta” which was inaugurated on November 20, 1954 but was destroyed by Hurricane Waldo.
According to the INEGI, between the years of 1940 and 1950 people of Greek origin arrived in Culiacán, in addition, during those dates agriculture flourished, which attracted labor.
The historical population of Culiacán grew by 122.3% in 1950 with 48,963 inhabitants.
It is important to mention that the Sinaloa band was established at the beginning of the year 1920 in Sinaloa, so the parties predominated since then in Culiacán.
A curious fact is that the Culiacán Zoo was built on December 14, 1950 as part of the Development Plan of the Government of the State of Sinaloa that contemplated the need to create a natural area that would contribute to promoting the education of flora and fauna of the region.
It should be noted that in the late 1950s, Culiacán became the birthplace of the economy based on illicit drugs exported to the United States and with this Badiraguato was characterized as the world capital of opium and emerging the famous “narcocorridos”.
Also in the 1950s, local newspapers began to appear in Culiacán, so people had a lot to entertain themselves with in the city and live with their families in cultural places.
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