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Photo Album Nº 8
Misc. Camps & Hills

Los Palmares, Los Algarrobos, La California,
Cruz Grande, & Los Terrones

This album, labelled Misc. Dad’s Early TL, Chaco, Hills, contains a mix of large photos, most of them taken by John E. Benitz.  The exceptions are the first photo (8-01) of Don Cuello, likely taken at La California in the late 1890’s, and the last photo (8-25) of the puma taken at La California circa 1893.

 Los Palmares: John visited Alfred at Los Palmares almost yearly.  He took many photos there in 1902.  At present we know of only one visit (July, 1907) in which he was accompanied by his three daughters (Elsie, Jo, & Marjory-Daw) and Miss Baker, their governess.  John’s three girls are difficult to tell apart in photos taken at a distance for they dressed very similarly.  They were identified in photos 8-06 and 8-08 and we have used these as our guide for identifying them in other photos — where possible.

Los Terrones is a small picturesque valley of red coarse sandstone carved by wind and water.  It is in the Sierras Chicas north-east of Capilla del Monte.  John E. Benitz bought it.  In the 1960s a squatter would attempt to charge an entrance fee.  John’s descendants neglected to pay the provincial property taxes and title was eventually forfeited.  Today, it is a privately owned park.  [On the web, search for: "Parque Los Terrones Cordoba Argentina"]

Dates:  Where we were not able to deduce a date or year, we put “ca.1900’s”.

We are enormously grateful to John C. Benitz for making this album available to us.
(Copied on 14 October, 2011.)

Alb.8-01

Missing image.

Don Cuello
Capataz de tropas

He brought herds down from
Los Palmares to La California
(late 1890’s)

Alb.8-02

Missing image.

Alfred A. Bz
next to guaraniná(?) tree

Ea. Los Palmares
Calchaquí, SFé
(likely 1902)

Alb.8-03

Missing image.

“Chaco   24/4/02”
John E. Bz

Ea. Los Palmares
Calchaquí, SFé
(title from another print)

Alb.8-04

Missing image.

John
Laguna del Palmar (?)

Ea. Los Palmares
Calchaquí, SFé
(likely 1902)

Alb.8-05

Missing image.

Emma Schreiber
Córdoba Hills

(see Album 6, photos: 18, 21, 23)
(ca.1905)

Alb.8-06

Missing image.

John(?), Elsie, Marjory-Daw, Jo,
& Miss Baker

Ea. Los Palmares
Calchaquí, SFé
(July, 1907)

Alb.8-07

Missing image.

The 3 girls, Miss Baker,
& Alfred (with mate)

Ea. Los Palmares
Calchaquí, SFé
(July, 1907)

Alb.8-08

Missing image.

Jo, Elsie, Marjory-Daw, & Alfred
Ea. Los Palmares
Calchaquí, SFé
(July, 1907)

Alb.8-09

Missing image.

Marjory-Daw, Elsie (with mate), & Jo
Ea. Los Palmares
Calchaquí, SFé
(July, 1907)

Alb.8-10

Missing image.

Jo, Elsie, & Marjory-Daw
Ea. Los Palmares
Calchaquí, SFé
(July, 1907)

Alb.8-11

Missing image.

4,000 vacas
Ea. Los Palmares
Calchaquí, SFé
(Dated: 28 April, 1902)

Alb.8-12

Missing image.

Cattle
Ea. Los Palmares
Calchaquí, SFé
(likely 1902)

Alb.8-13

Missing image.

Possibly an estancia puesto
on Laguna Calchaquí

(Alfred’s house wasn’t much better)
Ea. Los Palmares
Calchaquí, SFé
(likely 1902)

Alb.8-14

Missing image.

Mocoví or Toba indians
Ea. Los Palmares
Calchaquí, SFé
(likely 1902)

Alb.8-16

Missing image.

Domador / Tamer?
Ea. Los Algarrobos
Monte Buey, Cba
(ca.1900's)

Alb.8-17

Missing image.

“Cardoso Palenqueando L Alg”
Ea. Los Algarrobos
Monte Buey, Cba
(ca.1900's)

Alb.8-18

Missing image.

Taming
Ea. Los Algarrobos
Monte Buey, Cba
(ca.1900's)

Alb.8-19

Missing image.

Well padded English riding saddle
Ea. Los Algarrobos
Monte Buey, Cba
(ca.1900's)

Alb.8-20

Missing image.

Young riding stock
Ea. Los Algarrobos
Monte Buey, Cba
(ca.1900's)

Alb.8-21

Missing image.

Ladies strolling across field
towards Cruz Grande house

Cruz Grande, Cba
(ca.1910)

Alb.8-22

Missing image.

Bullocks & wood ploughs
Cruz Grande, Cba
(ca.1910)

Alb.8-23

Missing image.

Exploring Los Terrones
Capilla del Monte, Cba
(ca.1900's)

Alb.8-24

Missing image.

Readying for a ride
at Los Terrones

Capilla del Monte, Cba
(ca.1900's)

Alb.8-25

Missing image.

Puma on its house
Ea. La California
Las Rosas, SFé
(ca.1893)


© Peter Benitz (Benitz Family)