The village of Progreso is 300 meters above sea-level on Isla San Cristóbal. In the mid-1920s it had about 300 inhabitants.
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The four lifeboats were tied together in pairs, and the work of unloading the 14 prefabricated houses could begin.
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Exotic Fruits on Display at Campo Noruego 1927
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Two of the original Campo Noruega houses were later reassembled as one large house.
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Great class distinction, racial prejudice, language problems and religious barriers made communication between Norwegians and local residents difficult in San Cristóbal. Upon their arrival in Galápagos, the Norwegian colonists were quite unprepared for these problems.
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The local matazarno tree was excellent for house construction, but trunks of this size are not to be found in Galápagos. Photo is probably of a mainland tree.