In Cd. Obregon, the streets are wide and lined with palm trees and colorful bougainvilleas. The wheels of progress can be seen everywhere. People sport a smile that seems eternal. Proud of their ancestry, always friendly and happy to work.
The history of this beautiful city dates back to 1907, the year the Southern Pacific Railway built a rail station there and the first settlers arrived.
Vast plains with access to an abundant supply of water made our fertile valley, also known as the Yaqui Valley, unique in the world. It first caught the eye of a visionary named Charles Conant who pioneered a settlement called the Yaqui Valley Development Company. Later, Nobel Prize winner Norman Borlaug chose it as the place to develop the revolutionary strain of wheat and gave birth to the «green revolution» of the 1970’s.
The city takes its name from its favorite son, the undefeated hero of the Mexican Revolution, Supreme Commander Alvaro Obregon. General Obregon became President of Mexico and a great supporter of the Yaqui Valley region. Thanks in great measure to his efforts, this area became known as the bread basket of Mexico.
The county got its name, Cajeme, in 1927, in homage to the Yaqui Indian leader named Jose Maria Leyva, alias Cajeme. The nickname translated means «the one who had an iron heart and soul», Those are characteristics that apply well generally to the Yaqui Indian population that still have a thriving presence in the Valley.
Cd. Obregon is a modern city with beautiful people. There are some 355,000 residents in the city and an additional 90,000 in the county. It enjoys an excellent communications network, an international airport, and several four-star hotels and a number of excellent restaurants that feature seafood and unique cuts of beef that have made Cd. Obregon famous throughout Mexico.