Histopolis Place-of-the-Day

Histopolis features a different cemetery, town, county or other place every day on the Place-of-The-Day.

Monday, April 18, 2011

The Histopolis Place-of-the-Day for Monday, April 18, 2011 is the Maricao Municipio in Puerto Rico.

"Maricao (Spanish pronunciation: [maɾiˈkao]) is the second-least populous municipality of Puerto Rico located at the western edge of the Cordillera Central. It is a small town set around a small plaza in hilly terrain, north of San Germán, Saban Grande and Yauco; south of Las Marías and Lares, southeast of Mayagüez, and west of Adjuntas. Maricao is spread over 15 wards and Maricao Pueblo (The downtown area and the administrative center of the city).

"The town borders the Maricao Fish Hatchery, a collection of tanks and ponds in a garden setting, where some 25,000 fish are raised yearly to stock farm fishponds and island lakes. The hatchery is part of the Maricao State Forest, also known as Monte del Estado. Though of dryer vegetation than the other mountain forest, Maricao is home to large number of bird species. Its stone observation tower provides far-flung views to the coast and the Mona Passage.

"Maricao has a 2000 census population of 6,449. It has a land area of 94.87 km (37 sq mi).

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"Maricao was founded on April 10, 1874 when Bernardo Collado, Julián Ayala, Francisco M. Sojo, Napoleón Pietri and Leoncio S. Martínez requested the Provincial Deputation authorization to establish an official town. It originally belonged to the district of San Germán, but they alleged the roads were too long and almost impassable. Their request made references to a parish already established in 1866.

"During the 19th century coffee boom, Maricao and other regions surged economically. When the spurt of coffee in the island ended by the start of the 20th century, the economic conditions deteriorated again. Many of the old plantation houses have been converted in museums to stimulate the tourism industry. While Puerto Rico still has a niche in the gourmet coffee market, the large scale coffee growing which built Maricao is no longer economically feasible."

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April 2011

DayPlace
1Delany Cemetery, Anderson County, Texas
2Oakwood Cemetery, Belle Plaine, Scott County, Minnesota
3Echo Cemetery, Summit County, Utah
4Kern's Cemetery, Belgrade Township, Nicollet County, Minnesota
5Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California
6Ohio Cemetery, Ceresco Township, Blue Earth County, Minnesota
7Zutphen Cemetery, Jamestown Charter Township, Ottawa County, Michigan
8Lawrence Cemetery, Anderson County, Texas
9Fields Chapel Cemetery, Anderson County, Texas
10Sugar Grove Cemetery, Jamestown Township, Blue Earth County, Minnesota
11Saint Victoria Cemetery, Victoria, Carver County, Minnesota
12Gerfers Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
13Grayson Cemetery, Anderson County, Texas
14Hickory Grove Cemetery, Anderson County, Texas
15Spradling Cemetery, Mission Township, LaSalle County, Illinois
16Madison County, Mississippi
17Yazoo County, Mississippi
18Maricao Municipio, Puerto Rico
19Beaufort County, North Carolina
20Rio Arriba County, New Mexico
21Perry County, Indiana
22San Lorenzo Municipio, Puerto Rico
23Caribou County, Idaho
24Barton County, Missouri
25Sevier County, Tennessee
26Ransom County, North Dakota
27Winston County, Alabama
28Christian County, Kentucky
29Vermillion County, Indiana
30Clallam County, Washington

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Note: The first Place-of-the-Day was in September 2010