"They reached the Mormon settlement at Colonia Juárez in the late afternoon"
Colonia Juárez (c. 1916)
Public DomainColonia Juárez (c. 1916) - Credit: William Fox (Library of Congress)

The Mormon colony at Colonia Juárez was established in 1886. Although the town was planned before the U.S. government banned the practice of polygamy, much of its growth in the late 19th century was due to Mormon immigrants leaving Utah and other parts of the U.S to escape persecution.

The town thrives to this day and is known for its peach and apple orchards, as well as its renowned Mormon school the Academia Juarez.