Geographical Review Volume 4

Geographical Review Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...resembled sweet peas; some of these blooms were two inches in diameter. There were also clumps of terrestrial orchids on some of the rocks, with slender spikes pf deep purple flowers waving daintily under the impulse of each passing breeze. Seven days after leaving Cochabamba, we came suddenly upon the little cluster of grass and bamboo houses known as Todos Santos; there were exactly eight of them, two of which were of large size, partially enclosing a wide plot of ground carpeted with soft, green grass; tall forest hemmed in the settlement on three sides, and the Rio Chapare, flowing through deep banks, formed the boundary on the fourth side. The largest building was occupied by the intende-nte, or Federal agent, who generously provided us with accommodations; in addition to the several living rooms, there was an immense ware-room stored with hides, salt, and other articles of commerce. The other houses were occupied by families of Bolivians who possessed land or concessions in the neighborhood and owned numbers of Indians of the Yuracare tribe; these latter lived in long sheds built in the rear of the dwellings of the people they served. There was also a small church, but no shops of any description. In spite of its inconsiderable size, Todos Santos is a place of importance because it serves as an outlet for ' commerce from Cochabamba, and Bolivia in general, and is the port of entrance for hides from Trinidad, and merchandise entering by way of the Amazon and Madeira-Mamore Railroad. A small steamer, the A-na Katarina, was tied up against the bank waiting for the water to rise sufliciently for her to proceed down the river; this boat plies more or less regularly between Todos Santos and Trinidad. and requires...
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  • Paperback | 268 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 485g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236739256
  • 9781236739254