Cathedral and Plaza, Santiago, Chile
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- Santiago (sän´ t-ä´ g) is the capital of Chile. It is 52 miles from its port, Valparaiso (vl´ på-ri´ s). Outside of San Francisco and Los Angeles it is the largest city on the Pacific slope of either of the Americas. It has a population of 380,000. This is 50,000 more people than our own capital, Washington, has, and makes Santiago larger than Milwaukee. It is a very old city-three and three-quarters centuries. But, like most Chilean cities, it has taken up modern ways. It is the center of the religion, the government, and the education of Chile. Here are the government buildings, the archbishop's palace, the mint, the National University, the National Museum-and scores of other interesting places. One of the places of interest to the traveler is the hill of Santa Lucia-a high hill overlooking the city, and in the center of it. Another is the famous avenue of poplars-the Alameda-300 feet wide. Monuments of Chilean heroes decorate the drive. But the center of interest is the place you see pictured-the Roman Catholic Cathedral and the fine plaza in front of it. The Archbishop's palace stands next to it. Near it are the government buildings. This plaza is indeed the center of Santiago. On the street cars of Santiago women take up the fares. Along even the finest streets cows are led, and for a small coin you can but a glass of warm milk, milked while you wait. There are some customs in Santiago that we would call queer. Locate Santiago on the map. How would you go to Buenos Aires from Santiago? What kind of government has Chile? Point in the direction of Santiago. Keystone ID: 21843 Note: All titles, descriptions, and location coordinates are from the original Keystone Slide documentation as supplied by the Keystone View Company. No text has been edited or changed.
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