National Geographic : 1929 Feb
ELECTRICITY LIGHTS PRIMITIVE ECUADORIAN TOWNS Because of the advent of hydroelectric power, certain remote Latin American towns turned from candlelight to electricity, missing altogether any period of oil-lamp illumination. PEDDLING PANAMA HATS IN LOWER ECUADOR The hats are sold unfinished, the buyer trimming off the grassy rim. The best Panama hats are made inthe village ofCatacaos. Higher-grade hats sell there for as muchas$50.