Cuerámaro was born as an agricultural farm in the sixteenth century, and was preserved as such for more than 300 years, during which the construction of the house of the hacienda and the chapel, the mills, the galleys, the dam, the aqueduct and the ditch at the that time, the origin of the legend of “La Llorona” and “The children in sandwiches” are linked to the hacienda, although, both stories are also present in much of the country, although with added details and variations.
During the last third of the nineteenth century in Cuerámaro, Guanajuato, emerged several legends about apparitions and treasures. In addition to these stories, and without being able to specify a specific time for their origin, other legends circulate among the locals, such as “the San Gregorio’s little horse”, “The Tupátaro mages”, and the Rooster-Woman (“Gallo-mujer”) that appeared to Néstor Martínez, a watchman of the neighborhood for many years, she took him to the cemetery on the outskirts of town.
Currently, Cuerámaro abounds in modern stories about apparitions of ghosts and demons, animals and beautiful women; some with a lot of imagination and poetry, others too coarse and prosaic. Many are adoptions or interpretations of old stories and stories heard somewhere.