"The front of the house was faced with three stone arches and above them were carved the words Hacienda de San Diego in letters arched over the initials L.T."
Hacienda San Diego 1910
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Hacienda de San Diego was one of 23 haciendas owned by Luís Terrazas, governor of Chihuahua and patriarch of the powerful Creel-Terrazas clan that at one time was primed to succeed Diaz’s rule of Mexico.

During the Revolution, Terrazas was forced into exile in the United States and the hacienda was taken over by rebel soldiers under Madero and Villa. It was here that Francisco I. Madero was proclaimed president of Mexico.

Today, the hacienda is inhabited still by descendants of the original campesinos who lived there at the end of the Revolution.

Hacienda de San Diego. The girl standing before the house is Dennise Acosta who lives in the hacienda with her family
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