from well watered lands
1872 James Thomas Humberstone founded the Peru Nitrate Company. No, is geography was not deficient, this land was won by Chile from Peru in the War of the Pacific. This rolling stock was delivered from England, where Humberstone was born, in Dover, and worked his early years on railroads, London. At the age of 25, hired by the Tarapaca Nitrate Company, he moved to South American.
Robert Francis Fairlie developed the Fairlie Locomotive.
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Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works World Heritage page
The Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works site (Chile), removed from the List of World Heritage in Danger/
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2 thoughts on “Mother Country”
Any type of history is fascinating to me. It’s even better with some hands-on, visual artifacts.
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bridges,the small country ones, have interesting maker markings
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