National Geographic : 1947 May
UyiNULiuiai iicuVipii; otuuiUci oivouaucnrue uy Amos curg Steamboat's Coming Round the Bend! Mompos Residents Line Market-place Archways for the Big Event Once an important trading center on the Magdalena, Momp6s was left stranded when the tricky river shifted. It now stands on aside channel which large steamers avoid. Founded in 1537, the town was named for an Indian chief. It is called Valiant City because of its heroicparticipation inthe struggle for independence.