In 1914, leading Constitutionalist forces in the West, he took Sinaloa, Culiacan and Guadalajara in July, entering the capital Aug.
Preceded by Estevanico, the negro companion of Cabeza de Vaca in his wanderings and the "Black Mexican" of Zuni traditions, Fray Marcos left Culiacan in March 1539, crossed south-eastern Arizona, penetrated to Zuni or the "Seven Cities of Cibola," and in September returned to Culiacan.
The largest of these are the Culiacan, Fuerte and Sinaloa, the last two having short navigable courses across the lowlands.
Up to the beginning of the 20th century Sinaloa had only one short railway, which connected Culiacan with its port Altata.
The capital of the state is Culiacan Rosales (commonly called Culiacan), on the Culiacan river 39 m.
Culiacan (pop. in 1900, 10,380) is the distributing centre for a large district between Guaymas and Mazatlan.