National Geographic : 1940 Oct
Beneath Colombia's Azure Skies Si.ational teograplnle roceLy ioaacnrome DY IA11 Maruen Walls of the Church of Veracruz Were Old When Colombia Won Its Independence in 1819 Built in the days of Spanish rule, this somber building in Medellin contrasts strikingly with the city's modern structures. "Yankees of South America," its business-minded citizens often are called. The Department of Antioquia, of which Medellin is the capital, is rich in coffee, gold, and cattle. Palatial estates of prosperous ranchers and miners dot the near-by countryside.