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Caburgua School workers.
Alfonso Vega's family and Lorenzo at Caburgua cemetery on All Saints Day (Todos los Santos).
The Araucarian Pine's native habit is above 3000 ft. In the southern Andes it is the dominant species above this altitude. In national parks like Huerquehue, Mapuche collected the seeds of this tree and made many dishes from them. Chileans plant…
Barbed wire is less labor-intensive than solid wood fences. Most new residents prefer barbed wire. Residents expected neighbors to cross the wood fences. This is not the case with barbed wire.

A portable sheep bath, constructed by volunteers Spitch and Rector, was used to disinfect Caburgua sheep to prevent parasites in the fleece.
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.
Boy Scouts parade with their bicycles.
Boy Scout color guard carrying the Chilean flag on the Día de los Carabineros.
Pucón had an active Scout program and the boys performed on important national holidays such as the Día de los Carabineros.
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.
Pepe Grammer owned one of the few chainsaws in Caburgua. Here he is bucking logs in the forest of Namuncai, Caburgua along with Enrique Luengo and José Espinoza.
Many boating opportities await tourists.
On the Caburgua is a stack of hand-hewn railroad ties. The lack of roads along the lake's shores led woodsmen to transport their ties by boat to south shore to sell them to merchants for $5 to $10 each. The boys on the beach are Carlos and Alex…
Kioskos, boats, and canoes await tourists.
There is regular bus service between Pucón and Caburgua. Also, minibus drivers are available for trips at any time.
This healthy cow is referred to in Caburgua as an Overo Alemán or Clavel.
To handle overflowing tourist traffic the road approaching the lake was widened to four lanes in the 1990s.
Modern chalets emphasizing beautiful native wood are increasingly common in the Caburgua area.
A Landscape of Caburgua on All Saints Day, showing Caburgua cemetery in the background.
Foot travel in Caburgua was often on paths rather than roads. Paths were more direct and less dusty in summer and muddy in winter. Only residents knew these routes.
Caburgua fences prevent livestock from wandering. The dominant tree used is the coihue, an evergreen giant. Its wood is very resistant to rot. It is split, buried vertically in a trench, and if additional height is needed a crossbar is added.
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