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Title: Mensaje en que se hacen indicaciones sobre esplotación de los depositos carboniferos del Estado
Creator: Nuñez, Rafael, 1825-1894
Angulo Felipe
Publication Info: Cartagena : Tipograía de Antonio Araújo L, September 23, 1878.
Physical Details: 57 3/10 x 48 8/10 cm

Summary: Ravel Nuñez writes to government representatives about coal deposits in San Andres, Chinú (Cordoba). Mentions quality of coal and its utility for the Tolú-Sincelejo railway project. Notes that this will help fulfill national demand for coal, and make Colombia less reliant on Great Britain for coal imports. This report includes calculations to prove the cost saving potential of this new project.
Historical Notes: This report comes from the Radical Liberal period (1867-1880). The Radical Liberal presidents were known for expanding the northern railroad system and increasing public education institutions. Vasquéz V., Claudia. “Parra, Aquileo.” Gran Enciclopedia de Colombia. Bogota, DC; online: Circulo de Lectores; Banco de la República, 1991. http://www.banrepcultural.org/blaavirtual/biografias/parraqui.htm.

Subject(s): Coal mines and mining -- Colombia
Railroads -- Colombia
Railroads -- Economic aspects -- Colombia
Railroads and state -- Colombia
Nuñez, Rafael, 1825-1894

Type: Broadside
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: B00838
Record Number: 490