National Geographic : 1921 Oct
A RANCHER'S FARM IN PROSPEROUS URUGUAY Although the smallest of the South American republics, Uruguay is one of the wealthiest and most progressive. Itisavast pasture, unmarred by deserts, mountains, or barren lands, upon which graze millions of cattle and sheep. Montevideo, thecapital, with apopulation equal topre-war Washington, is one of the healthiest communities in the world. Every night exactly at 8 o'clock the lights ofthe city are momentarily dimmed, enabling all its citizens to set their watches and clocks by standard time-a practice which is being emulated inother progressive centers throughout South America.