Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works

Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works

By: Heather

Saltpeter. Do you know what it is? I didn’t, but the word sure did conjure up some awkward images. For most of us born after the Great Depression, we know saltpeter as potassium nitrate. Up until about the 1930s, saltpeter works were a booming industry in Chile, Bolivia, and Peru. The three countries were supplying most of the world with potassium nitrate to be used in fertilizers, rocket propellants, fireworks, and gunpowder.

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Street Art Valparaíso Chile

Maynard’s Street Art Obsession – Valparaíso, Chile

By: Matthew

Valparaíso is a mecca for those who are on the hunt for good street art destinations in the world. Valparaíso lies on the edge of the Pacific Ocean an easy 90 minutes Northwest of Santiago, Chile. If you are already headed to the seaside town of Viña del Mar, you are a quick 15 minutes away by car, taxi, bus, or train to this heaven for color.

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