8.30.2014

Images, January, 1975

Irrigation agency office in Atiocoyo. The second door in the whitewashed lean-to is the door to my room - where I lived while I worked there.

The inside of my room in Atiocoyo.

Mr. Ou {pronounced Oo} & Mr. Yu in front of their house {in the Atiocoyo Project Experimental Farm}. {They were} members of the Taiwan Agricultural Mission. { They were experts in the production of rice and vegetables. }

A corn field in December in the area which was to be irrigated by the Atiocoyo Irrigation Project.

Cattle grazing in a rice field after harvesting. Note how dry the road is in the dry season; it is pure muck in the rainy season. The tin building was a grain dryer & storage shed for the farmer owner of the hacienda.

{Picture taken at the} experimental farm in Atiocoyo. In the foreground is {upland} rice grown under irrigation sprinklers. In the background beans are growing.

Rice paddies & corn plots on the demonstration {experimental} farm.

Rice paddies planted by Mr. Yu, a Taiwanese agronomist, at the Atiocoyo demonstration farm. It out-produced their conventional upland rice by 5 times or more, and the Salvadoran technical people decided Mr. Yu should teach local farmers how to grow "wet" rice.

Heavy equipment at the Atiocoyo Irrigation Project demonstration farm. In most of rural El Salvador you wouldn't see 2 big tractors & a grader all in one place very often.

Stands at the Patron Saint Festival in Atiocoyo {(December 5-8, 1974)}. They sold mainly beer, food and sweets.

A hand-operated merry-go-round and a fruit stand at the Atiocoyo Patron Saint Festival.

Children playing with a piñata near the soccer field {in Atiocoyo}.

The train stop in the community of La Estación near Atiocoyo. Farmers have sacks of corn piled on the platform ready to load in freight cars to take to market in Santa Ana or San Salvador. Later in the year they'll ship watermelons the same way.

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