. The earth and its inhabitants ... Geography. 4G8 AMAZONIA AND LA PLATA. Fig. 183. —PiiODUCTivE Lands of Akgentina. Scale 1 : 32,000,000. the free range of these animals became the chief obstacle to husbandry in its initial state. The settlers had constantly to keep guard round about their enclosures, and often failed to drive off the trespassing herds before all their crops were hopelessly ruined. Hence constant wranglinws and heartburnings, which were at times followed by armed conflicts between the colonists and the cattle-owners. The former have at last gained the day, and the grazing-gro

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. The earth and its inhabitants ... Geography. 4G8 AMAZONIA AND LA PLATA. Fig. 183. —PiiODUCTivE Lands of Akgentina. Scale 1 : 32,000,000. the free range of these animals became the chief obstacle to husbandry in its initial state. The settlers had constantly to keep guard round about their enclosures, and often failed to drive off the trespassing herds before all their crops were hopelessly ruined. Hence constant wranglinws and heartburnings, which were at times followed by armed conflicts between the colonists and the cattle-owners. The former have at last gained the day, and the grazing-gro
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. The earth and its inhabitants ... Geography. 4G8 AMAZONIA AND LA PLATA. Fig. 183. —PiiODUCTivE Lands of Akgentina. Scale 1 : 32,000,000. the free range of these animals became the chief obstacle to husbandry in its initial state. The settlers had constantly to keep guard round about their enclosures, and often failed to drive off the trespassing herds before all their crops were hopelessly ruined. Hence constant wranglinws and heartburnings, which were at times followed by armed conflicts between the colonists and the cattle-owners. The former have at last gained the day, and the grazing-grounds have now to be enclosed by wire fences. Hecent Settlemexts. The first agricultural settle- ments, created under great difficulties, were founded by speculators, who, in return for the concessions, undertook to people their territories within a given time by the aid of certain financial or other advantages. Numerous failures attended the first efforts, caused by the inexperience of the squatters, the hostile attitude of the stock- breeders, and local rivalries ; but the colonists were encour- aged by occasional success, and at present the groups of thriving agricultural com- munes are reckoned by the hundred. New settlemenis are founded daily, and certain great landowners are having their domains surveyed and partly cut up into allotments, announced for sale by flaming placards at every railway station and in all the towns and villages. The rising settlement receives an attractive name, a general store supplies the labourers with all their requireinents on credit for the first year, the colonists present themselves and undertake to pay off the charge on their holdings by annual payments spread over four years.. Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.. Reclus, Elisée, 1830-1905; Ravenstein, Erne