Before Plastics, The Yucatan Peninsula Was Home To Globally Exported Natural Fibers

Stand on the pier in the historic port of Sisal, surrounded by the impossible blue of the ocean, and there is nothing to remind the passing visitor of the vast industry that ruled what was once a major commercial hub. Today, Sisal is a sleepy little town which has forgotten its historic purpose, its citizens harboring a vague memory of their ancestors and the historic wealth of the town, in excess of a century ago. 

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