National Geographic : 1947 Jan
© National Geographic Society "This Is Your House," Was Ram6n's Greeting He and his family live comfortably near Cienfuegos in their cottage built from the royal palm and shaded by a flamboyant (royal poinciana) tree. Self-suffi cient, they grow their own rice, coffee, and vegetables, and raise enough pigs, goats, and chickens for their needs. lKoaacnromes byMelville Bell Grosvenor Off to Market withTwo Turkeys, Oranges, and Bananas Everyone rides in Las Villas. Native horses are descended from those the Spaniards brought over as early as 1514. They areshort and stout, but tough and of a gentle disposition. Many have aneasygoing gait which enables them to travel long distances with little fatigue.