National Geographic : 1944 Oct
© National Geographic Society Kodachrome by E.P.Haddon A Threshing Machine, Driven by Belt from a Straw-burner, Separates the Landlord's Wheat from the Chaff Wherever it has water the valley is incredibly fertile. "Spit on the ground, drop a seed, and you have a plant," say Chileans. Warm and dry, the climate islike southern California's, but, of course, the seasons are reversed. Lombardy poplars and weeping willows trim the sceneryasthey doall over Chile's central valleys.