La Ramona - CAREM Subfund

Calle Tialoc #400
P.O.Box 280
665 655 6419
In it_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎÌÒÌ_å©s heyday, the mining town of El Triunfo (45km south of La Paz), was a major economic hub with a diverse population close to 10,000. El Triunfo_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎÌÒÌ_å©s 154 tall smokestack, La Ramona, was constructed in 1890 by El Progreso Mining Company to process gold and silver ore. As the tallest structure in the region, La Ramona became a major icon. Today, El Triunfo_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎÌÒÌ_å©s mining heritage remains in the past and the population has dwindled, yet the town is undergoing an economic revival thanks to sustainable tourism opportunities. Despite its significance and potential as a historical and cultural attraction, the structural integrity of La Ramona smokestack poses a risk to the community. Thanks to the leadership of CAREM, A.C., a multi-lateral restauration effort is now underway. The work will include brick replacement, mortar re-pointing, a new concrete cap, lightning protection, and a ventilation system which will ensure that this regional historic treasure will stand for years to come.