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Title: Informes del Superintendente, el tesorero general de la Compañía Empresaria del Camino de Cali a Buenaventura, presentados a la junta general de accionistas en su sesión ordinaria de 1870
Creator: Córdoba, F.
Publication Info: Cali : Imprenta de Hurtado, 1870.
Physical Details: p. 3- 25 (+1) ; 25 7/10 x 16 7/10 cm.
Illustrations: 4 foldout charts
Physical Condition: Worn wrappers, part of base front one torn off, much of text is foxed, but all is legible.

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 north 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 treasurer's report to the stockholders of the Cali-Buenaventura road project. for 1870 - J.L.H.

Subject(s): Liberalism -- Colombia -- History -- 19th century
Federal government -- Colombia -- History -- 19th century
Roads -- Colombia -- Finance

Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: P00854
Record Number: 924