Tuesday, April 11, 2006
March 24, 1905
Cartago destroyed by earthquake; Poas had greatest eruption.
November 30, 1918
Volcanco Irazu erupts
October 26, 1949
Alabama Quakers told " if you don't like it, you ought to move out…" regarding their resistance to the draft.
April 19, 1951
Quakers purchased land and named it "Monteverde"
Monteverde Friends Meeting/School House
Monteverde Town Meeting
Bosqueterno Forest set aside
July 26, 1952
May 15, 1953
Papers signed to begin Dairy Plant
April 8, 1954
Opening of the Cheese Factory
Productores de Monteverde - the first major industry
Lindora power plant - supplier of electricity for the local and wider community
October 12, 1955
3 days & 3 nights of rain, 2-3 days of steady rain in afternoon cause landslides, lost bridges, crops, transportation shutdown. Mud was like quicksand.
October 23, 1955
4-5 days of rain
Since 1951 there were a total of 541 visitors to Monteverde. 1956 and 1958 are top years for visitors: 60 per each year.
National Meteorological Service sets up weather station by Abner & Irna's Pension at 1450 meters.
First high school graduate
During first ten years, 19 babies were born to Monteverde families. First directions were from Childbirth Manual by U.S. Dept. of Labor
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