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10-16-2006, 04:57 AM
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlfile510/Santa-Nitrate-Plant,-Chile.htm>Santa Nitrate Plant, Chile</a></b><br><br>The Agua Santa Nitrate Plant located in the Northern Canton of Tarapacá and owned by Mrs. Francisca Hidalgo viuda de Osorio, started to process nitrate with the &quot;Paradas&quot; system in the decade of 1850.<br />
In 1874 it became the property of the company Campbell Outram &amp; Co. that reformed it to the Machine stage. Subsequently, as a result of the innovations made in Oficina San Antonio de Zapiga by the English engineer James Thomas Humberstone, he was hired to introduce his productive facilities, the Shanks system.<br />
Towards 1878 it started to process nitrate with this new system becoming the Nitrate Plant with largest production in Tarapacá.<br />
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10-16-2006, 05:08 AM
I am trying to get information on the two gentlemen - Campbell amd Outram. What were they doing before 1874. I know Outram was a merchant and I have a picture of him at his store. Not understanding Spanish it make research most difficult. Any thought or hints would be most welcome :sadyep: Outram was my great grandfather so I live in hope - your hope because I am at a :brick:
I hope I have this right - my first posting. Cheers, Michael Outram.