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Title: Liquidación de la Compañía Empresaria del Camino del Buenaventura a Cali. Entrega a los empresarios del ferrocarril. Informe del Superintendente General
Creator: Zamorano, Belizario
Publication Info: Cali : Imprenta de Hurtado, 1874.
Physical Details: 45 p. ; 28 x 20 7/10 cms.
Physical Condition: Severely moldy on its edges, but legible. Frail.

Summary: Belizario Zamorano, General Superintendent of the Compañía Empresaria del Camino de Buenaventura a Cali, here presents the liquidation of the company. He includes a detailed list of the machinery used for construction of the road, as well as a financial report for the stockholders.
Historical Notes: The problem of how to develop adequate transport is a fundamental issue in the economic history of Colombia. The government was aware as early as the nation’s independence in 1819 that the lack of proper transportation would have a substantial negative impact on the development of the economy. Despite this awareness, Colombia advanced very little in its transportation system from 1820 to 1870. There were only mule-roads, underdeveloped river navigation systems, and one road suitable for wheeled vehicles in Antioquia. It was not until the 1870s that the government launched projects to build railroads. 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. 524, 528, 535. Bogotá: Fondo de Cultura Económica.
Donor Notes: The liquidation of the Road to Buenaventura project, a financial statement, sadly negative in its conclusion. - J.L.H.

Subject(s): Compañía Empresaria del Camino de Buenaventura a Cali
Roads -- Colombia
Related Items in the Collection: Compañía Empresaría del Camino de Buenaventura a Cali. Informe del Superintendente de la empresa a la junta general de accionistas en sus sesiones ordinarias de Febrero de 1872

Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: P00206
Record Number: 346
Islandora ID: islandora:5265