The Jofre Dam, Colonial Legacy

San Luis de la Paz, Gto. Friday, May, 18 2012.  In the community of San Jose de Jofre, north of the municipality, is located a dam which is a legacy from the Colonial Era.  It was built in 1735.  Its curtain is more than 5 meters high.  In the present time, the locals have plans to use it for touristic activities, like boating and fishing.  It will complement other touristic attractions, such as the beautiful hacienda, and its award-winning temple and aqueduct, which we have spoken about in previous articles in Sanluisdelapaz.com 

Jofre was one of the first haciendas established in the region.  In the Viceroyalty period, it served as rest stop on the Silver Road, which passed through there and was used to transport minerals and foodstuffs from Zacatecas to Mexico City.  Likewise, it was an important agricultural and livestock center during the Jesuit administration in San Luis de la Paz, from 1594 to 1767.




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