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Title: Documento que presenta el gerente de la compañía anónima para la apertura y explotación del camino de Micay, a la juta de accionistas en su sesión del 17 de Enero 1889
Creator: Arboleda, Alfonzo
Publication Info: Popayán : Imprenta del Departamento, 1889.
Physical Details: 26 p. ; 22x15 cms.
Physical Condition: Slight foxing and staining on wrappers. Interior fair.

Summary: This document is a detailed report that the CEO of the Anonymous Company for the Construction and Exploitation of the Micay Road presents to this company’s stakeholders. The report details Colombian laws related to the project, resources invested by the company, work contracted by that date, financial details and the CEO’s recommendations for completing the project more efficiently.
Historical Notes: During the nineteenth century the construction of a roads network as part of an improved national system of transportation was a priority for Colombia. The nation needed to open up commerce from local to national and global markets. In the nineteenth century, the distribution pattern of population in Colombia corresponded largely to four main regions: the eastern Andes (which included Cundinamarca, Boyacá, Santander and Tolima), the Cauca region, the Antioquia region, and the Atlantic coast. Trade and mobility of the population were mostly intra-regional (180). The Cauca region (in which the Micay road was to be located) included Chocó, an area rich in gold and with territory on the Pacific coast. Despite its gold production this region was only connected to the interior by precarious forms of transportation such as shipment by mule (151). In general, the main obstacle to financing roads was the way in which local economies were structured. On the one hand, producers noticed that when they increased their production, local prices would drop. On the other, locals had very little need for imported goods (152). In nineteenth-century Colombia the national transportation system focused on the Magdalena River (flowing from the center to the north) in order to connect the eastern Andes and the Antioquia region to the main ports in the Caribbean. In the southern part of the country a rudimentary colonial road linked Pasto with Popayán and Cali which eventually would follow the Cauca River towards Santa Fe de Antioquia and Medellín. Melo, Jorge Orlando 1982 La Revolución Económica de Colombia, 1830-1900: El Medio Geográfico y los Transportes. In Manual de Historia de Colombia. J.G. Cobo Borda and S. Mutis Durán, eds. Pp. 135-205. Bogotá: Procultura.
Donor Notes: Reports and documents on the road building project from Popayán to Micay in the Cauca Department. - J.L.H.

Subject(s): Compañía anónima para la apertura y explotación del camino de Micay (Colombia)
Roads -- Colombia -- Cauca

Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: P00731
Record Number: 89
Islandora ID: islandora:4029