A ghost town east of Iqueque has remnants of the nitrate heyday when saltpeter was mined in the late 19th and early 20th century. Now deserted, Humberstone, was once a model company mining town offered tennis and basketball courts, a swimming pool and theater. The remains are preserved in the dry Atacama desert of Chile.
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- National Geographic Long Road South BOOK FARLOW 04526