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-3- Oroya (12000 ft.) where is located the Cerro de Pasco Company's smelter. From here by automobile I went to Tarma and La Merced and by horse to Colonia Perene (2000 ft.) a large coffee plantation. Returning to Oroya I went to Junin on the railroad about half way to Cerro de Pasco, where I was met and conducted to Atacsaico, a large sheep ranch about 12 miles to the west. At Cerro de Pasco (14300 ft.) I was tendered courtesies by Mr. Phillpot, manager of the Copper Company. I went to La Quinhua and to Goyllarisquisga, a coal mine where I descended by cable over a mile to warmer slopes. I then returned to Lima and left Callao for Mollendo November 14. Arriving at Mollendo I took the Southern Railroad for Arequipa (7000 ft.) where I remained a few days and went on toward Cuzco to Chuquibambilla (13000 ft.) where there is a Government experiment station in charge of Colonel Stordy, an Englishman. On November 29th I arrived at Cuzco, one of the centers of the old Inca Empire. There is a railroad under construction from Cuzco down through the valley to Santa Ana, which has reached to Kilometer 63 not far from Ollantaytambo. Through the courtesy of the head engineer, I was able to go here and also about 10 miles further down the river. I returned to Cuzco and went back over the railroad to Juliaca and on over Lake Titicaca to La Paz in Bolivia, where I arrived December 9th. The American Legation and the Consulate in La Paz were very helpful and brought me in touch with people who extended many courtesies to me. In company with Mr. Dagg, and Englishman living in La Paz, I visited Mt. Illimani (22000 ft.), a snowcapped volcano about 40 miles from La Paz and ascended to the glaciers at about 16000 feet. Another trip from La Paz was made into the Yungas, a semitropical region in the Amazon Valley to the
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