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Frontera norte

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SAMANIEGO LOPEZ, Marco Antonio. Technological Changes in a Border Scene: The Arise of San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora. Frontera norte [online]. 2019, vol.31, e2010.  Epub Jan 01, 2019. ISSN 2594-0260.

This paper shows how the implementation of hydraulic technology in the border area of Arizona created the conditions for the formation of the town and agricultural area of San Luis Río Colorado, Sonora. The work discusses how, given the geographical conditions imposed by the international waterway, investment in the United States brought about the conditions for the establishment of a settlement on the Mexican side of the border. Also discussed is how, despite the lack of investment in Mexico, it was possible to build the earliest canals without equipment, while on the American side a world-class feat of engineering was being built: the inverted siphon.

Keywords : Hydraulic technology; inverted siphon; complex; border area; San Luis Rio Colorado.

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