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1922-25 Baker Ranch: River Salto
The former million-acre Baker Ranch was founded in 1916. It was located in a remote, mountainous area of southern Aysén, in Chilean Patagonia. As a condition of this immense land concession, the Chilean Government required that farm production be exported through a port on the Pacific coast. In the absence of physical infrastructure, the ranch company was obliged to undertake various engineering works, including several bridges and a tunnel. Moreover, a high-powered launch was needed to handle the powerful currents experienced on the River Baker. These early photographs provide a first-hand view of works undertaken in the not-so-distant past, when this corner of Patagonia was truly a "last frontier".

Select another album: PeopleLandscapesRiver BakerRiver ChacabucoRiver SaltoRiver of the ÑadisMule transport
1. horses swimming Río del Salto2. small boat crossing Río del Salto3. waterfall on Río del Salto
4. bridge on Río del Salto5. bridge sturdily built

Thanks: Adrian Goodall (IV-2014) ; Album created: 17-I-2015 ; Updated: 17-I-2015