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The Copiapó River Valley, Atacama Region

San Antonio

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The front of the chapel of San Antonio, Atacama Region.

Photo: The front of the chapel of San Antonio, Atacama Region.  (Ca50D 765; W.Griem 2010) - en grande

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San Antonio Chapel; Atacama Region - Chile

Photo: San Antonio Chapel; Atacama Region - Chile  (Ca50D 780; W.Griem 2010) - en grande

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Atacama: San Antonio

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The village of San Antonio is located between Los Loros and Lautaro. From Los Loros it is 9 kilometers passing several fruit companies. The village is notable for its chapel of a very particular style dating from 1896.
The village height is 978 m. above sea level.

In the past, San Antonio was a very important town. Demographic statistics for the years 1875 and 1895 show a population of over 600 people. In comparison, Los Loros had fewer than 550 inhabitants at the same time.

"In the beginning San Antonio was immediately named for his rich silver mines" (Domeyko, 1904).
For a short time the railway line from Copiapó reached San Antonio. A line extension to Argentina was even planned for this place (see here more). The inauguration of the line dates back to February 1867, but in 1882 it was reported that the line was abandoned and destroyed in parts. After the construction of the railway line, a telegraph line was opened to San Antonio (1881). Pérez-Rosales (1859) reported that the extension of the railway line to San Antonio provoked a strong economic development of the sector. KUNZ (1890) mentions successful watermelon plantations in San Antonio that are exported north.
During the earthquake of 26 May 1851, San Antonio was completely destroyed.
From San Antonio, 4 kilometers to reach the Inca smelter "Viña del Cerro".
See Atacama Books Collection

Informative Chart:
Location Information:
UTM: E396.389 / N69.16.170
Altitude: 978m - 1006m
Distance to Copiapó: 70,1 km

Los Loros, Region de Atacama - Chile Tranque Lautaro en la Región de Atacama, Chile Nantoco, Region de Atacama - Chile Llano del Tirado en la Región de Atacama - Chile Yerbas Buenas, Región de Atacama - Chile Potrero Seco, Región de Atacama - Chile Quebrada Carrizalillo, Región de Atacama - Chile Estación Molle Alto: Region de Atacama Cerro Blanco, Region de Atacama, Chile mapa de la ubicación de San Antonio en la Región de Atacama, Chile

Literature / Book Collection:
Domeyko, I. (1903): Jeología. – Tomo Quinto, edición oficial; 457 pág., 8 láminas; Santiago de Chile (Imprenta Cervantes). Colección W. Griem.
• Kunz, Hugo (1890): Chile und die deutschen Kolonien (Chile y las colonias alemanas). - 634 páginas: Commisonsverlag Julius Klinkhard, Leipzig. Colección W. Griem.
• Pérez Rosales, V. (1859): Ensayo sobre Chile.- Escrito en Francés y Publicado en Hamburgo; Traducción al español por Manuel Miquel; Imprenta Ferrocarril (Santiago)

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