"Monument to Maria Josefa Quaritate (Queretaro)."
Scene from train, the Mexican Central (ca. 1900).
"Chapultepec Park, Mexico City." Scene from the Mexican Central (ca. 1900).
The Mexican Central Railroad was built in 1884. It connected Mexico City with Mexican towns to the north and towns on the U.S. border. It brought Mexican agriculture, goods and minerals into the American market, and allowed thousands of Mexican laborers to find work in the U.S. The Mexican Central was also a means of travel for Americans into Mexico.
"Feeding Pigeons in Public Square, Venice, Italy" (ca. 1890s)
"Irrigating Plains Otherwise Sterile and Planting Sugar Cane Farm at Santa Clara, Peru" (date unknown)
Copyright 2013 ©Sharon Himsl; [stereoviews from Gravseth family archive]
Source (railroads): Donna S. Morales and John P. Schmal, 2004, How We Got Here: The Roads We Took to America;