Historic Photo of the Day: Sugar cane train, 1938

War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America’s Colony

 

This photo was taken near Ponce in 1938.

The sugar cane centrales owned the entire railroad system of Puerto Rico, which encircled the island’s coastline.

Sometimes, the sugar cane trains seemed to stretch into eternity.

 

2 Comments on “Historic Photo of the Day: Sugar cane train, 1938

  1. How much abuse has be done to our land-
    Almost stripped to the marrow,
    But yet how beautiful are her deep green mountains and coral beaches.

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