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Early writings from Southern Patagonia
Title: The Gold Diggings of Cape Horn
Sub-title: A study of life in Tierra del Fuego and Patagonia
Author: John R. Spears
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1895
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John Spears, newspaper correspondent for «The Sun» of New York, visited Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego in 1894.

The region was still lightly populated, and comparatively unknown to the North American reader. Spears conveys vividly the "frontier" atmosphere of those years.

This collection of newspaper sketches and illustrations was compiled from his reports of that journey, and printed the following year by «The Knickerbocker Press».


Web Edition (2005)
Scanning + transcription : Robert Runyard
E-development: : Duncan Campbell
Copy-editing : Gladys Grace P.