Tierra del Fuego Local Customs

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Tierra del Fuego Local Customs

  • Rio Grande : this is what they call a...

    Dont expect a mighty waterstream, when you plan to take a tour to Rio Grande ! Rio Grande (=Big River) is certainly not the right expression for that narrow river but in comparison with the other small rivers that you will normally see in Fireland / Tierra del Fuego the first settlers might have had the feeling that this is a mighty river.The river...

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  • Take a look at the cemeteries in...

    When driving through Tierra del Fuego, dont miss to take a look at the cemeteries ! The one in Rio Grande for instance is conveniently located directely along the N3, the Panamericana Highway and once you have entered the gates, you come to a different world: You will find a lot of rows of small "houses" for the dead bodies. And inside these...

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  • Monuments for the heros of Islas...

    When taking a look at the inscriptions of maps, books or postcards you will hardly ever find the expression "Falkland-Islands" but always instead the name "Islas Malvinas"! That is the local name for the Falkland Islands and here in Fireland you will find in almost every village and town a monument for the soldiers, who were fighting for them just...

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  • The house of an early pioneer in Rio...

    This is the house of an early pioneer in Rio Grande and I found it accidentally, when searching for a petrol-station. The house dates back to the early years of the 20th century and was given as a heritage to the state of Argentina by the Menendez-family. Then it became the first Telephone-office in Rio Grande, but nowadays it is private property...

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  • an ancient locomovil

    This ancient locomovil is one of the interesting exhibits in the outdoor-area of the prison-museum in Ushuaia. A Locomovil was used as a local power-station for the saw-mills of the prisoners, powered by steam and dating back to the first years of the 20th century. You will see this great old machinery next to the original locmotive of the former...

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  • Iron is rusting extremely slow in...

    You will see this in many places in Tierra del Fuego / Fireland :cars and other machineries are standing somewhere, rusting but not thrown away. There are several reasons for that, first of all, iron is not rusting as fast as in other parts of the world and another reason might be, that once such a machinery was taken to the end of the world with a...

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  • nothing will be thrown away in Fireland

    This is a "sight" of Estancia Haberton that you will see only in low tide : The foundations of one of the piers was made by some old iron-wheels that were obviously not needed anymore and while such things might be thrown away in other parts of the world, the people of Tierra del Fuego / Fireland will keep it and use it for something else.

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