Caripito Gallery 3

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The aerial photos on this page were contributed by Houston Floyd. I include them here along with Houston's comments. Click on any picture to enlarge.

Caripito from the air circa 1950's Caripito from the air circa 1950's
This one is from 1937. I can see the house we lived at in 1949, but the camp had changed by then. There is no school house built yet in this photo.  The clearing at the lower left corner is the start of the large hospital that would be built there - Houston Floyd. This picture is taken from the same angle as the one on the left, but is at a lower altitude. It was taken before the other one. Probably around 1930-1935. The School was eventually built in the middle of the circle in the lower left. The clubhouse is on the right with the semi-circle drive in front.  There is no swimming pool yet, but you can see the swimming pool beside the clubhouse in the picture on the left.  You can see the white tennis court and the bowling alley (the long low building)  - Houston Floyd.
The cluster of buildings in the middle is the District Office. The building on the lower right side with the road around it is the Mess Hall. The long two story building in the lower middle is the Bunk House for the single men. There is a good picture of this building in Caripito Gallery 2 submitted by Doug Becker.  The Commissary is the long building on the middle left side. The clubhouse is in the upper middle. In the middle upper portion, you can see that he clearing for Hospital Hill had not started.  In the upper left, you can see the road to Quiriquire (about 25 km away) - Houston Floyd. This is a high altitude picture taken straight down over the entire camp and village area. You can see the Caribe River flowing on the right side and the start of the tank farm in the lower right. That road leads on down to the docks on the San Juan River. The Caribe River flows in to the San Juan. Caripito village is that cluster of buildings in the center right that backs up to the Caribe River - Houston Floyd.

 

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