Oficina Santa Laura   Bigger picture

1. A Short History

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This board gives a short story of Santa Laura. It was a nitrate extraction plant that was constructed in 1872, then in Peru. It traded hands (and country) a couple of times and the site closed down in 1960. Then it was made into a museum in 1997 and became a UNESCO World Heritage in 2005.

The guide explained at least some of the machinery, but was in Spanish only, and I leave most pictures uncommented.