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El Triunfo
Baja California Sur, Mexico

El Triunfo is 4 1/2 miles north of San Antonio. Gold and silver were first discovered here in 1862 and soon prospectors from Mexico and the United States set up a camp and a mining operation. A hurricane flooded all of the local mines and the area was soon after left almost deserted.

There is talk of some larger mining operations returning to El Triunfo.

Situated at Km 163 on Highway 1, about 70 miles north of Los Cabos International Airport and 24 miles (48 kilometers) from La Paz. Population of 327.

Text from the plaque inside the church at El Triunfo.
"Close to Santa Ana, the first mining center of the Baja California peninsula was the silver mine El Triunfo de la Cruz, which gave birth to the town El Triunfo. By 1751 the mine was fully in production and had a title deed, which generated many conflicts between the miners and the missionaries regarding land ownership.




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The mine, which was part of the miner, Manuel de Ocio's estate, was temporarily transferred to the Spanish Crown when the "almacén Real" was established in Santa Ana. Nevertheless, the enterprise proved to be unsuccessful and it was not until 1878 when El Triunfo experienced a remarkable growth when the mining company El Progress took it over. With the arrival of foreign capital and population growth, some places like El Triunfo turned out to be real urban selltelments. This temple of El Triunfo is an express of that progress, and its construction dates from the second half of the XIX century."

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