PINOS DE BAIRE
The Spanish Army tried to take back this area after the fall of the city of Bayamo into insurrectional hands on October 20th of 1868.
The Cuban Mambi troops led by the Dominican Sargent Máximo Gómez Báez were in charge of detaining the advance of these troops in the area of Baire. The action was carried out by the local troops mainly using the machete as weapon. From this point on the use of this short sword as a weapon became common.
Due to the historical importance of this fact, the National Monument Commission (Comisión Nacional de Monumentos) decided to declare this site a National Monument on December 25th of 1979.
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