Gallery 06

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This gallery is the "Ian & Montague Ball Collection".  Ian and his brother, after viewing this Web site sent me a number of old photos to share with everyone.  Ian & Montague lived in many "camps".  What follows is an excerpt from the e-mail Ian sent me and a collection of photos from the brothers Ball.

Sat, 06 Nov. 1999 - RANDY - My brother was visiting me last weekend and we checked out your Amuay Home Page. You've done a great job, and we had a lot of fun looking at the photos. Our family moved to Caripito in 1945 when my father started working for Creole, and we ended up being transferred to La Salina the next year, then to Amuay in 1947, then to Caripito in 1950, then back to Amuay a few years later, then back to Caripito, then back to Judibana from 1956 until 1960, when Dad was transferred to Caracas until he retired in 1962. So we got to see a number of oil camps, and visited Quiri Quire, Jusepin, and others. Funny thing is that when I graduated from college in 1962, I joined the Peace Corps and went back to Venezuela for two years. I spent one year in Guiria, at the end of (the world) the eastern tip of Venezuela, and visited Caripito during Christmas to get a hot bath and some food - and get to see my name still in the sidewalk cement by the camp gate. Never made it back to Amuay, though. According to Larry Duncan, Caripito is gone, gone, gone.

Adaro_ClubA.JPG (41326 bytes) Adaro_ClubB.JPG (30588 bytes) Adaro_ClubC.JPG (35332 bytes) Esso_Ft_Bridger_Leaving_Amuay.JPG (31566 bytes) Iglesia_Santa_Anna.JPG (50917 bytes)
Adaro Club Adaro Club Adaro Club Ship Passing Pelican Pt. Iglesia Santa Anna
Caripito_Club_1954A.JPG (19692 bytes) Caripito_Club_1954C.JPG (25382 bytes) Caripito_Club_1954B.JPG (34264 bytes) Caripito_School_1954A.JPG (25403 bytes) Caripito_School_1954B.JPG (26908 bytes)
Caripito Club Caripito Club Caripito Club Caripito School Caripito School
Caripito_School_Halloween_Party_1945.JPG (41507 bytes) Jusepin_Club_1959A.JPG (19283 bytes) Jusepin_Club_1959B.JPG (17389 bytes) VOC_School_1946_La_Salina.JPG (26193 bytes) AdaroSchool_1947_48.jpg (93856 bytes)
Caripito Halloween 1945 Jusepin Club Jusepin Club VOC School, La Salina Adaro School 1947-1948
AdaroSchool ChristimasPlay1949.jpg (74763 bytes)        
Adaro School
Christmas Play 1949
       

 

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