National Geographic : 1947 May
© National Geographic Society Kodachrome by Amos Burg Tall, Modern Buildings of Medellin Are Dwarfed by the Mountains Which Ring the Manufacturing City Cotton mills and other factories dominate the fast-growing community, situated nearly a mile above sea level. Its energetic businessmen often are called "Yankees of South America." Medellin coffee is a prize export. Here, too, Colombian gold is refined and cast into bars, and the School ofMines turns out trained engineers.