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Title: Estatutos de la sociedad anónima para la apertura del Camino del Castigo
Creator: Rodriguez, Romualdo
Publication Info: Popayán : Imprenta del Colejio Mayor, 1869.
Physical Details: 8 p. ; 21 x 14 8/10 cms.
Physical Condition: Front piece is stained and foxed, as is rear wrapper, some inside pages are foxed, most are good.

Summary: The Plenipotenciario Senado de Colombia authorizes here the Sociedad to build a road from Pasto to the Patía River. The route would then connect Pasto to the Pacific Ocean via steamboat navigation. The Senate agreed to provide some financial support. The document contains the statutes of the Sociedad in charge of the construction.
Historical Notes: From 1820 to 1840 the national budget for roads was limited and only covered the maintenance and repair of existing mule-roads. After 1830 several entrepreneurs signed concession agreements with the government to open new routes. As a form of payment, the government granted them public land located by the road and the right to establish a toll collection for two or three decades. Tomás Cipriano de Mosquera’s first government (1845-1849) invested heavily in infrastructure and authorized a large sum for the construction of a road connecting Cali with the Pacific coast. However, soon the investment in roads in the south shifted to the central and northern areas of the country. Safford, Frank 2010 El Problema de los Transportes en Colombia en el Siglo XIX. In Economía Colombiana del siglo XIX. A. Meisel Roca and M.T. Ramírez, eds. Pp. 536-538. Bogotá: Banco de la República.
Donor Notes: The statutes of the Castigo Road Company-a project intended to bring Popayán to the Pacific. - J.L.H.

Subject(s): Sociedad anónima para la apertura del Camino del Castigo
Roads -- Colombia

Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: P01218
Record Number: 177
Islandora ID: islandora:5403