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  Chubut Province - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chubut is a province in the southern part of Argentina, that lies between the 42nd Parallel South (forming the border with the Río Negro Province) and 46th Parallel South (bordering Santa Cruz Province), the Andes range separating Argentina from Chile, and the Atlantic ocean.
The zone was dissolved in 1955, and Chubut was declared a province.
Chubut is covered by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Comodoro Rivadavia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chubut_Province   (778 words)

 Chubut River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The Chubut River (Spanish, Río Chubut; Welsh, Afon Camwy) is a river in Patagonia --Southern Argentina.
The main arm of the Chubut originates in Carreras at the Andes in Río Negro Province, although its basin covers a large area of the western Andean foothills between Bariloche and Esquel.
In the 19th century, Welsh people arrived in Chubut and settled Welsh colonies ("Colonias Galesas") in the valley of the Chubut river.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chubut_Valley   (396 words)

 Welsh settlement in Argentina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The permanent European settlement of the Chubut Valley and surrounding areas began on July 27, 1865 when 153 Welsh settlers arrived aboard the ship Mimosa, with the aim of setting up a Welsh-speaking colony away from the influence of English.
They reached the Chubut River and settled in the area of Gaiman, suffering several years of drought and famine.
In the 1880s a railway was built along the valley to facilitate the movement of wheat to the port of Puerto Madryn (originally Porth Madryn) on the Golfo Nuevo on the southern side of Península Valdés, now a well-known spot for tourists to see marine mammals.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Welsh_settlement_in_Argentina   (715 words)

 Farming Along The Chubut River
The acreage is increasing, though the old canals in the valley are altogether inadequate for its irrigation needs, and the Welsh settlers of the valley lack the enterprise that would develop all of their land.
The alfalfa of Chubut is mostly baled and shipped away down the coast to the various ports of Santa Cruz and the ports of Chubut.
The chief of police of Chubut is Senor Justo Alsua.
www.oldandsold.com /articles26/south-america-13.shtml   (4574 words)

 WELSH PATAGONIAN GENEALOGICAL INDEX   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The motivation behind the continuing migration of the Welsh to Chubut was to because of rising unemployment, and a desire to enjoy a better quality of life and economic stability.
In 1884, Chubut was declared a province of Argentina.
By 1885, all of the irrigable land in the lower Chubut Valley was occupied.
www.welsh-patagonia.com /GenealogicalIndex.htm   (2065 words)

 Patagonia Trelew Travel and Tours in Puerto Madryn Patagonia Argentina
As a railhead, Trelew grew rapidly, and in early 1888 the headquarters of the "Compañía Mercantil del Chubut" (Chubut Trading Company) was established there; in 1889 the Tabernacle chapel was built; in 1903 the first municipal commission to census the population was designated, and in March 1904 authorities were elected by vote.
Trelew is 25 kilometers from the mouth of the Chubut river on the Atlantic.
As it is located in the lower Chubut river valley, Trelew possesses a temperate and dry climate that is periodically whipped by south winds.
www.enjoy-patagonia.org /puerto-madryn-destinations-puerto-madryn-trelew.php   (1666 words)

 Patagonia : natual wonders of Chubut , adventure tourism from the Atlantic to the Andes.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
In the Patagonia of the Lakes of the Province of Chubut the visitor cand find the city of Esquel, head of services, that counts on receptive agencies, cabotage airport, restaurants, high level hotel and other types of lodgings like the cottages that predominate through out all the mountain range and numerous campings.
The trip from the mountain range to the coast by land presents diverse alternatives, crossing attractive natural and cultural beauties, incredible and rustic landscapes sprinkled by valleys of singular beauty, everything conjugating a proposal that deserves to be lived.
This true synthesis of the Patagonia called Chubut, the geographic position that it shows, next to the variety of historical-cultural and natural attractive characteristics that it contains, transform it in the Center of the tourist possibilities of the region, a reason for which it deserves to be visited and lived.
www.sapiensman.com /austral/travel/travel_Argentina5.htm   (1519 words)

 Hotel Gwesty Tywi, Gaiman, Patagonia - Hostería Galesa - Welsh Colonial B&B
From Golfo Nuevo the colonisers journeyed south to the Chubut River where they began constructing houses and from the 15 September 1865, this place was called Rawson and the Welsh colony was officially declared as founded.
Until the construction of the Florentino Ameghino dam in 1963, the valley was suspect to periodic flooding, which inundated sectors of the village and surrounding farmlands.
At the centenary of the definitive population of Chubut by Welsh colonisers, the 28 July 1965, a delegation from Wales placed a commemorative plaque in Gaiman´s plaza.
usuarios.advance.com.ar /gwestywi/hanes_english.html   (1227 words)

It is the departing point for sightseeing tours to the Lower Chubut River Valley, with its traditional towns Gaiman and Dolavon, the Magelianic Penguin colony "Punta Tombo", Rawson, Playa Union and Rawson Harbour, Dam Florentino Ameghino, Camarones, Valdes Peninsula and Puerto Madryn.
Other places of interest are the Regional Museum of History "Pueblo de Luis", which exhibits the history of the town and its population; the Moriah Chapel and its graveyard, with the tombs of the first settlers arrived in Patagonia; Independencia Square, with its old summerhouse; and many historical monuments.
Chubut River, which is constituted by the outlet of that dam, has plenty of Rainbow Trout, Brown Fish, Perch and Fontinalis Trout.
www.pescanet.com /lugares_para_pescar/chubut/trelew/trelew_english.htm   (681 words)

As it was the Welsh settlers who built the Central of Chubut Railway, this first page is devoted to a study of their background and early struggles in the arid Patagonian plains.
In 1853, a young type-setter called Lewis Jones had made a reconnaisance of the Chubut valley and despite the semi-desert landscape he had considered colonisation to be practical.
At its nadir in 1868 their numbers were down to 80, but by 1880 the possibilities of irrigation had attracted further emigrants from Wales and the numbers had swelled to 800 or more.
www.railwaysofthefarsouth.co.uk /4awelshsettlers.html   (620 words)

 Trelew in PUERTO MADRYN PATAGONIA - Travel & Tours by ENJOY SOUTH AMERICA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
If there was ever a "promised land" for a small band that sought a place to make their dreams come true in a peaceful setting, it was the valley of the Chubut River, and the band of dreamers were the Welsh settlers that arrived in Argentine Patagonia in the late 19th century.
As a railhead, Trelew grew rapidly, and in early 1888 the headquarters of the "Compañía Mercantil del Chubut" (Chubut Trading Company) was established; in 1889 the Tabernacle chapel was built; in 1903 the first municipal commission to census the population was named, and in March 1904 authorities were elected by vote.
Jets and prop planes linking it with all parts of the country leave and arrive at its airport daily, and it is the bus terminus for passenger transport firms with routes covering the whole country, northwards, southwards and towards the Cordillera.
enjoy-south-america.com /patagonia/puerto-madryn-trelew-patagonia.php   (1007 words)

 Trelew Rawson Gaiman
The port of Rawson, located in the outlet of the river Chubut, beside Playa Union, the weekend place of the inhabitants of the inferior valley of the river Chubut.
In Punta Tombo is possible also to observe other species that nest there: the gulls that steal eggs and pigeons of penguins, the hijackers that pursue them and the antarctic doves looking for broken eggs of cormorán.
It was built to protect the inhabitants of the inferior valley of the river Chubut of the floods and to provide from electric power to the cities of Comodoro Rivadavia and Puerto Madryn.
www.patagonias.net /Cities/What-to-do/TrelewRawsonGaiman.htm   (352 words)

 Natural History Magazine | Editor’s Pick from the Past
The Chubat Valley is a main artery of the traffic, and much of the wool from the cordillera passes over this route to Trelaw or on to the coast.
Straight ahead in the valley was a spot that represented the Territorial Capital, Rawson, and somewhat nearer, to the left, was a more distinct cluster of houses beneath two tall radio towers, the town of Trelew, metropolis of the oasis.
This part of the valley owes its importance not only to the development of its own resources but also to the fact that it is an important avenue of commerce and outlet to the sea.
www.naturalhistorymag.com /editors_pick/1934_10_pick.html   (3460 words)

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So, one may suppose that the young girl and the others who died before leaving for the Chubut Valley (four children and a woman) were buried near the place where they encamped44, that is to say, in Humphreys' words, in the hills of the southern side of the bay45.
The flood that devastated the Chubut Valley in 1899, destroyed a great deal of the written memory of this first generation.
Register of births, marriages and deaths kept by RJB for the population of the Lower Chubut Valley during the years 1865-1875.
www.madryn.com /vimor/galeses/english.htm   (8460 words)

The first thing to know is that there are few formal registers from which information may be obtained on emigration and immigration to the Chubut valley.
It sailed from New York to Chubut in 1874, captained by William J Rogers.
Of the 465 passengers, over 300 were contracted workers and skilled labourers who had come out to the Chubut valley to work on the new railway to link the farms with the ship port.
www.welsh-patagonia.com /ShipIntro.htm   (878 words)

 Trelew Rawson Gaiman Chubut
These 3 cities are located in the inferior valley of the river Chubut near its outlet in the sea.
It is the second city of the Chubut province after Comodoro Rivadavia.
It has a lot of movement since its airport receives all the tourism of the region and it is communicated with Esquel in the Andes through the national route #25.
www.patagonias.net /Cities/TrelewRawsonGaiman.htm   (383 words)

 Austral Patagonia - Río Mayo - Euro Argentine - History
This expedition, like the previous ones, searched for areas apt for agriculture, and it was precisely that what motivated the arrival of colonists to Sarmiento valley, as told by one of the expeditioners in his diary.
Due to these expeditions some reports about shepperding were written, namely the last expedition to the river Senguer from lake Senguer to the outlet in lake Muster, recognized in 1884 by Lieutenant Oris de Roa from the Atlantic to the west.
The valley is poor and the quality of the land does not justify the introduction of cattle.
www.euro-argentine.com /en/Guide/austral/riomayo/histoire.html   (372 words)

 BBC - Wales History - Comings and goings: Patagonia
They struggled to reach the proposed site for the colony in the River Chubut valley about 40 miles away, and eventually the first permanent settlement was established at Rawson at the end of 1865.
However, other nationalities were also beginning to settle in Chubut in greater numbers and the colony's Welsh identity began to be eroded.
The Lower Chubut valley - so inhospitable and barren when they landed 50 years previously - had been transformed by the Welsh settlers into one of the most fertile, productive agricultural areas in Argentina, and they had expanded the territory into the Andean foothills into the settlement known as Cwm Hyfryd.
www.bbc.co.uk /wales/history/sites/cag/pages/cag-patagonia.shtml   (1197 words)

 Nonesuchinfo: Tschiffely's Patagonia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Trelew is only a couple of kilometers to the north of the the Chubut river, also an old name and this time from the original native American inhabitants.
Putting names to one side Tschiffely remarked on the character of the valley with its Welsh families and choirs for which Wales is famous.
The rugged foothills are forested and the river valleys are filled with low trees and bushes.
www.nonesuchinfo.info /features/tschiffely/tschiffely.htm   (2054 words)

 MercoPress - Falklands-Malvinas & South Atlantic News
It was decided to raise a colony there, in an area about 500 km south of Carmen de Patagones which then was a small town and port on the Río Negro river’s north bank and the southernmost permanent outpost of the then Argentine Confederation.
The Pampas were nomads whose territory was north of the Chubut river and covered present-day Río Negro and La Pampa provinces also.
The Tehuelches were nomad-hunter Indians also who roamed the Patagonian territory south of the Chubut river and whose leader was known as Galatts (or Galach).
www.falkland-malvinas.com /Detalle.asp?NUM=6140   (1665 words)

 GO BRITANNIA! Wales: Patagonia
Today, the Camwy Valley is known as Chubut; like the Nile Valley in Egypt, it offers a thin strip of green, fertile and welcome tree-dotted land surrounded on both sides by the hostile scrub-filled semi-desert.
Unlike that of the Nile, however, the Chubut Valley is only 50 miles long, and its grey, sullen waters irrigate an area only 6 miles wide.
Yet just as the Nile is known as the cradle of civilization in Egypt, so the Chubut Valley is the foundation of the Welsh settlement of Patagonia.
www.britannia.com /wales/whist32a.html   (594 words)

 4BFCCCConstruction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The construction of a railway to link the Welsh villages in the 'Camwy' or Chubut Valley to the sea at Puerto Madryn (otherwise known as Puerto Nuevo or Porth Madryn) was first proposed by Thomas Davies.
In fact the Chubut Company was contracted to do much of the initial work before the line opened, and it was they who ordered materials such as steel sleepers from Rhymney Iron Co., rails from the Ebbw Vale Co., and turntables from Isca Foundry (1).
They were not impressed to find that the promised plots at Kel-Kein further up the Rio Chubut were of semi-desert scrub, or that their passage fares out had been deducted from their first wages.
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 BBC - North West Wales History - Patagonia
However, this was by no means exclusively a rural project, many pioneers came from the new, industrial areas of the south Wales valleys, and they found their skills, as railwaymen or miners, worse than useless when they landed at Port Madryn, on the Atlantic shore of Argentina.
But they persevered and secured a foothold in the Chubut valley, where a river they christened the Camwy cut a narrow channel through the desert from the Andes.
There, the Welsh immigrants made their dream a reality, and the Chubut valley, painstakingly irrigated by hand labour, became a patchwork of farms, all inhabited by Welsh people, their numbers reinforced as further emigrants arrived.
www.bbc.co.uk /wales/northwest/sites/history/pages/patagonia2.shtml   (493 words)

 GO BRITANNIA! Wales: Wales History Timeline - 1849-1869 AD
Evans is also remembered as the founder of the periodicals "Yr Awstrallydd" (the Australian) and "Yr Ymwelydd" (the Visitor) that acted as a link among the widely-scattered Australian Welsh communities during the second half of the 19th century.
The Argentine government, anxious to control a vast unpopulated area in which it was in dispute with the government of Chile, was willing to grant 100 square miles for the establishment of a Welsh state Y Wladfa and to protect it by the military.
In the spring of 1868, the first sermon "Israel in the Wilderness" was given by Abram Matthews at Rawson in a roughly-built barn that served as a public hall and chapel.
www.britannia.com /celtic/wales/timeline/tl13.html   (945 words)

 Península Valdés - Puerto Madryn - Patagonia
From this roundabout and up to Las Chapas there are 117 km.; at that point you turn left and after 12 km., you arrive at Florentino Ameghino Dam, important building where you can see the rocky walls that make up a reddish canyon that frames the river waters along several km.
The bank vegetation and the colour of Chubut River 's waters make up a suitable place to rest and contemplate nature in all its glory.
This reserve was created on 29th September 1967 by the 697 Provincial Law, this has been one of the first fauna reserves in the conservation system in Chubut.
www.traveltango.com.ar /english/arg/pmy/pmy_eng.htm   (2006 words)

 birding facts Birding Resources by the Fat Birder
From the chance to see a Magellanic Woodpecker in its Andes slopes to the Chubut Steamer Ducks on its seashore, there are many great birding spots and many, many birds to see.I would like to share my knowledge about a few places near my hometown that have provided me with very many good birding moments.
Sarmiento, a small, sleepy town west of Comodoro Rivadavia and is located at the centre of a large shallow valley.
The caves are located at the top of a table mountain and to reach them you walk about 4km along a steep and narrow valley.
www.fatbirder.com /links_geo/america_south/argentina_chubut.html   (1118 words)

 wikien.info: Main_Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Chubut Province is a province in the southern part of Argentina.
The capital is located in northern Chubut: Rawson (a small city) near Tre..
The permanent European settlement of the valley began on July 27, 1865 when 153 Welsh settlers arrived aboard the ship Mimosa, with the aim of setting up a Welsh-speaking colon..
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