Detailed Description

Title: Inauguración de la Estación de Suárez
Creator: Various
Publication Info: Popayán : Imprenta del Departamento, 1922.
Physical Details: 1-14 pp. ; 23 5/10 x 16 3/10 cms.
Physical Condition: Top of front wrapper torn off, bottom of same, rear wrapper also stained, foxed, interior pages yellowed but legible.

Summary: A newspaper account of the great opening of the Suárez station, located south of Cali, and part of the Pacific Railroad.
Historical Notes: Beginning in the 1870s, Colombian governments saw railroads as the icon of modernity, the panacea for the economic development of the country. Just between 1904 and 1909, for example -roughly the Rafael Reyes presidency-, Colombian railways in operation grew in length from 565 to 901 kilometers. Bogotá was finally connected to the Magdalena River by the Girardot Railroad, which linked that river port with the capital, and continued to Facatativá. Other key routes were also developed, such as the Antioquia Railroad in 1914, which linked Medellín with the Magdalena, and the Pacific Railroad in 1915 , that would connect Cali with the Pacific port of Buenaventura. (See for example Juan Santiago Correa Restrepo, De Buenaventura al Caribe: El ferrocarril del Pacífico y la conexión interoceánica, 1872-2012. Bogotá: CESA, 2012).
Donor Notes: The opening of the Suárez Station, south of Cali on the Ferrocarril del Pacífico, an event much celebrated by Popayán society, from Archbishop Arboleda down, in January 1922. [Newspaper account of ...] - J.L.H.

Subject(s): Ferrocarril del Pacífico
Colombia -- History -- 1903-1930
Colombia -- Economic conditions -- 20th century

Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: P01473
Record Number: 580