From the year 1600 Hacienda Leito lived countless episodes, from legends left by the Jesuits of the Order of San Ignacio during the Colony and its expulsion by the King of Spain Carlos III.
The opulent arrival of Spanish Captains and their families as King's Comanders and Slavers, the nights of anxieties and dreams of the treasure hunters of the Incas in the Mysterious Llanganates told by Pool Williams and Eugenio Brunner.
The King of Firewood
La Hacienda Leito belonged to the Jesuits of the Order of St. Ignatius in the period of the Colony, when America was part of the Spanish Crown with Carlos III as King.
For the Jesuits The Hacienda was one of its main residences and resting place, to its expulsion, its possessions passed to the charge of the Spanish commander Baltasar Carriedo and Arce, while it belonged to the Kingdom of Quito. In 1730 his death passed to the Spanish Aristocratic family Álvarez y Caza, in 1928 the 100,000 hectares were bought by Marco Antonio Restrepo, who made Leito one of the largest Haciendas producing wheat, potatoes, pigs, cattle and To throw
His skill and attachment to work earned him the name of the "King of Firewood", for his dedication and efficiency in taking from the highlands of the Hacienda wooden sleepers for the Ecuadorian railroad, which contributed to the social and economic development of the Country.