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Plateau Colonies
Colonia Diaz
Colonia Juárez
Colonia Dublán
Mountain Colonies
Colonia Pacheco
Cave Valley
Colonia García
Colonia Chuichupa
Sonora Colonies
Colonia Morelos
Colonia Oaxaca
• Colonia San José &
• the tiny ones, too.

Key Events
• Establish
• Expulsion
Exodus and their
• Eventual Return


The Storyteller

Pamela Jo Bowman

Baby in Field

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Sonora Colonies


Colonia Oaxaca – Founded in 1892
The first settlers in Sonora arrived March 14, 1892. It took almost a month to traverse the rugged Sierra Madre terrain between Chihuahua and Sonora. These Sonoran settlers were primarily relocating from the mountain colonies.

wagon Living

Colonia Morelos – Founded in 1900
Nine thousand acres were purchased for the new colony of Morelos located 60 miles from Douglas Arizona. This colony had the benefit of two converging rivers, the Rio de Bavispe and the Rio Batepito. The area was covered in a forest of large mesquites, catclaw and sacaton.