Plains of Blood
Ures is one of the oldest cities of the state of Sonora. It was founded as a mission by the Jesuit missionary Francisco París, and was known as San Miguel de Ures until 1665. In 1823 Ures became the capital of Sonora, but was replaced the following year when Sonora was merged into Occidente State.
At the end of 1838, Ures became a city; and later was made the capital of Sonora in 1847.
A bustling city it rivals Chihauhua in terms of size and power.