Over the years I have visited the wonderful Leona many times. Some years ago I even worked there to pay for my stay. The owners of the property are the Saldia Westerlund family who have a fascinating history at La Leona. Anita Saldia Westerlund brought the property to life in 1995 and it remains her property to this day.
As a professor of Argentine history I should point a couple of innacuracies with the current tenants description of La Leona.
1. Butch Cassidy never stayed at La Leona. He was in the Province of Santa Cruz in 1905. La Leona was build in 1915-16.
2. No one from the 1922 Patagonian strike was executed at La Leona. The tragic events took place at Estancia La Anita miles away near Lago Argentino.
I can quite understand why the current tenants might exagerate the place´s history - to attract visitors - but I thought I should put the honest record straight.
Have a wonderful stay in the very special La Leona.More
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