National Geographic : 1929 Feb
THEY TOIL ON PLAIN AND VINEYARD IN THE FERTILE VALE OFCHILE Large quantities of fruit of various kinds are grown here, but the soil and climate are especially adapted toviniculture and the wines ofthe country rank with those of France. Much of the land is in great estates, which maintain an almost feudal atmosphere and have large numbers ofpermanent retainers. The young man at the right is a huaso, or cowboy (see also Color Plate II). The expert horsemen ofthe central plain begin toride almost as soon as they walk.