National Geographic : 1950 Jan
The National Geographic Magazine F'i ff' ;c / 74. Ql/ , 6 /c U u'-vr ,n a cc., c; a it L'cr('a/ 7 age r; '';cl _ 9af eYt Zds i ¢T" /'a _ ~u ee ~tr -etA-)d9(3IL C~l ~ ~c.Lhos;~p~~ J~/ ut'/~Wyr tLL3~a:v 9Ve~ OfC dP,~"7" ~a rt 1~8;r~cat:~~"8 IibL~/L ca./~ ty~~~ I Courtesy Dr. Silvio Luis nIaro An Antique Spanish Document Adds 100 Years to El Sangay's Flaming History In 1628 the authorities of Riobamba, Ecuador, feared "this city and its inhabitants will be destroyed." El Sangay, erupting, covered their pastures with so much ash that cattle were starving. Dust blotted out the sun; day became like night. This charred sheet, buried in a forgotten packet in which rats were nesting, was found in Riobamba by Ir. Silvio Luis Haro, an Ecuadorian collaborator with the author's expedition. His discovery proved Sangay active a century earlier than published accounts indicated (page 133).