Here is a very peculiar story that took place in what it is now in the province of San Juan. Between 1835 and 1850 (the exact date is not known), the so-called Baudilio Bustos was recruited by the army to be taken to La Rioja. His wife, María Antonia Deolinda Correa, desperate at seeing him leave, took his baby in her arms and followed the path of the military column through the province. She died exhausted at the top of a hill in the desert of San Juan.
It was after some days that shepherds that walked past that place, intrigued by the carrion birds, approached the victim and found out that the baby had survived breast-fed. The shepherds buried the poor woman in that place and took over the baby. Later, the legend says, another shepherd that had lost his cattle found Correa tomb and started to pray to find them. This request was satisfied and the piece of news was spread. The legend of deceased Correa was born!