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Kioskos, boats, and canoes await tourists.
To handle overflowing tourist traffic the road approaching the lake was widened to four lanes in the 1990s.
In the 1940s and 1950s a casino operated in the Grand Hotel Pucón This government license lapsed in the 1960s. Not until 1995 was Pucón once again was authorized to open a casino. Soon the Gran Hotel Pucón was modernized. Most streets were…
As enrollment shrank the Chilean government decided to close the Caburgua school. Neighbors moved it to higher ground to expand the soccer field. Irina Rector poses with Sr. Nahuel in this photograph.
This is a Caburgua cabin built by tourists from Temuco who use it both on the weekends and during summer vacations. This is an example how locals are selling their property to non-residents and thus diversifying landholding in the area.
In 1968 the Caburgua dirt road was finally graveled. It was paved in the 1990s. This enabled many people staying in Pucón to spend the day on the Caburgua beaches. Also, interest in buying land to build cabins increased.
Although Enrique Luengo moved to Pucón after his parents died, he continued raise cattle on his farm. Sr. Colipe serves as caretaker.
Modern chalets emphasizing beautiful native wood are increasingly common in the Caburgua area.
Werner Bratz was the first to offer summer accomodations on the shore of Lake Caburgua. Irene and Lorenzo stayed in one of his cabins in 1976. Landhaus preferred to locate near the Christo. Since then, the entire valley and lakeside of Caburgua…
A German immigrant couple has operated this bed and breakfast in Caburgua since the 1990s.
Pedro Vergara used his oxen to move large logs to finish the construction of the new Caburgua bridge.
Rigo Teuber contracted with Corporación de Fomento de la Producción de Chile (CORFO) and New Zealand agronomists to implement the New Zealand dairy system. With this system, milk production increased considerably.
Bill Lehr, Roger, and Lorenzo climbed Volcán Villarrica with no technical difficulties. The view north was spectacular, with Lake Caburgua and Volcán Llaima clearly in view.
With no bridge for 15 miles, the residents east of Pucón crossed the Trancura river in canoe. The Mapuche residents of the area offered this service.
A huaso uses a "picana" to corral a steer so other riders can block it in the medialuna.
Boy Scouts parade with their bicycles.
Boy Scout color guard carrying the Chilean flag on the Día de los Carabineros.
This front loading tricycle was largely used to distribute groceries and soft drinks.
This Boy Scout color guard is leading the parade in Pucón for the celebration of the Day of the Carabineros.  Similar to scouts worldwide, this group enjoyed hiking, camping, and making handicrafts.
The most common form of cooking and heating was with wood stoves. Delivery carts were available for those who chose to buy firewood. In rural areas farmers had their own wood and chopped it regularly.
Sr. Villalón eagerly participated in the Peace Corps pasture project.
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