An unassuming gravel roadway leads to this beautifully weathered arch, marking the entrance to Hacienda San Jose. Initially, the hacienda produced sugarcane, but in the 19th century, it switched focus to henequen. The fiber was used to make products like sisal rugs and ropes, helping Yucatán's economy boom. When nylon was invented in the '30s, demand for sisal fell. Eventually, the hacienda closed.
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