Image from page 260 of “The earth and its inhabitants ..” (1894) – San Antonio Picture

Identifier: earthitsinhabita941recl
Title: The earth and its inhabitants ..
Year: 1894 (1890s)
Authors: Reclus, Elisée, 1830-1905 Ravenstein, Ernest George, 1834-1913 Keane, A. H. (Augustus Henry), 1833-1912
Subjects: Geography
Publisher: New York, D. Appleton and company
Contributing Library: MBLWHOI Library
Digitizing Sponsor: Boston Library Consortium Member Libraries

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railway tothe Magdalena at the Cerro San Antonio nearly opposite the Dique de Calamar,or even much farther up, at Banco, on the Bio Cesar confluence. But in 1893 thisline had only reached the Bio Frio affluent of the Cienaga. Santa Marta alsosuffers from an unhealthy and oppressively hot climate, with a mean temperatureof 83° or 84° Fahr. Mamatoco, on the Manzauares height, and various other settlements on theencircling slopes, serve as health resorts, although the surrounding mountainsstill remain almost an unknown region. San Juan de Cordoba, better known bythe name of Cienaga, from the neighbouring lagoon, has already outstripped SantaMarta in population and commercial activity. Southwards, the highway running along the foot of the sierra in the directionof the Rio Cesar valley has recently attracted numerous settlers. Here havesprung up the settlements of Rio Frio and La Fundacion, both on the sameaffluent of the lagoon, while planters from Bogota have established themselves in

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