Apuntes: Revista de Estudios sobre Patrimonio Cultural - Journal of Cultural Heritage Studies
versión impresa ISSN 1657-9763
CARRENO TARAZONA, Clara Inés. The Ways Toward Magdalena River: Lebrija and Sogamoso Roads in the Nineteenth Century. Apuntes [online]. 2010, vol.23, n.2, pp. 104-117. ISSN 1657-9763.
Presently article study the roads of Lebrija and Sogamoso toward the river Magdalena like projects used to impel the speculation with lands and the monopolizing of commercial routes. Keeping in mind that during the second half of the XIX century, did one of the political objectives of the radical liberal in the Sovereign State of Santander consist on impelling the material works related particularly with the roads, is investigation it will leave of the question on which the benefits were obtained by those individuals that were devoted to the construction of roads on certain areas of commercial influence? To give answer to the previous question, they are approached, in the first place, the characteristics and natural conditions where the roads were located. In second place, the elements are analyzed that made part of the commercial circulation for these roads. Finally, it stands out the importance of the busy and sowed lands that they surrounded them. The projects on the construction of roads are important for the regional study, in the measure in that it allows to see a group of individuals motivated by the one it intertwines of interests on regions where they concentrated their own commercial activities.
Palabras llave : Roads; XIX Century; River Sogamoso; River Lebrija; Port of Marta; Port of Botijas; Loads; Packs of Mules; Muleteers; Lands.