National Geographic : 1967 Jan
Robinson Crusoe Island, now a Chilean national park, rises from the sea 400 miles west of Chile's coast. Early in the 18th century it sheltered marooned seaman Alex ander Selkirk,, whose adventures inspired Daniel Defoe's classic. The island lacks visitor facilities, but soon lodgings will welcome tourists who come to explore Selkirk's cave and 3,002-foot El Yunque-the An vil-here climbed by the author's party (right). An end to the island's isolation will bring a brighter future to its 500 inhabitants, including the tousled blonde below.