Sight-Seeing in South America

Sight-Seeing in South America

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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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ... and paroled by the English. In the cemetery are also some twisted and broken monuments caused by the great earthquake of August 16, ' 1906, when a thousand people were killed and a hundred million dollars worth of property destroyed. This was about four months after the San Francisco earthquake. Valparaiso was reduced to a mass of ruins, but due to government help and the people's enter By I. C. Moore Double-Deck Street Cars prise few evidences are seen in the city of the widespread destruction. Among the striking features of the business portion of the city are the two-story electric cars with women conductors. These conductresses represent the survival of the homeliest. The pretty ones quickly marry. They are quiet, obliging, and very satisfactory. They were employed first during the Chilean-Peruvian War on account of the scarcity of men, and were liked so well that they have been retained. In broad Brazil Avenue are statues of Lord Cochrane, of the American, William Whee1wright, of Massachusetts, the father of steam navigation upon the Pacific, and a triumphal arch of Italian marble, surmounted by a British lion, and presented by the British colony at the centennial celebration of Chilean independence. The Chileans are highly complimented when called the English of South America. In the Plaza, at the landing stage, is a statue of Artura Prat, Captain of the Esmeralda, and opposite is the governor's modest palace, and the offices of the Navy Department. Here I met the very polite private secretary to the admiral general, who presented me at the Naval Club, which has a large club house near the harbor. Paintings of Chilean naval engagements adorn the walls and models of Chilean men-of-war are exhibited in glass cases....show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236855183
  • 9781236855183