National Geographic : 1916 May
03 Photograph by O. F.Cook A LARGE COCA PLANTATION AT SANTA ANA The crop of leaves has just been harvested, leaving the bushes stripped. Asi soon as the leaves are gathered, the plantation isirrigated and another crop of leaves begins to grow, and matures in about three months. With four crops in a year agood coca plantation isvery profitable for the owner and government (see page 473), but a cause of much misery and degradation to the people. Santa Ana isafamous place, having been the chief center of missionary activity in the eastern valleys of the Andes in the early colonialperiod. The buildings were constructed by the Jesuit fathers.