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[Picture of sign indicating entrance to the Firestone Rubber Plantations.]

 Item — Photograph: 3
Identifier: Photograph 3

Scope and Contents

You are entering the Harbel arearof the Firestone Rubber Plantations ; This is one of two plantations which have 10,500,000 rubber trees planted on 80,000 acres ; 25,000 men are employed to produce 50,000,000 punds of crepe rubber and concentrated latex annually. ; On these plantations there are - 10,000 houses ; 2 hospitals with 200 beds. ; 3 club houses. ; 2 golf courses. ; Churches and schools. ; 195 Miles of roads. ; A modern telephone system. ; A 3000 Kilowatt Hydro-Electric power plant. ; The United States - Liberia Radio Station. ; A brick plant and modern factories ; Laboratories and service facilities. ; We hope your visit will prove both interesting and enjoyable. [transcribe from sign in image.] -- Recto ; Title supplied by cataloger, no information provided on image to transcribe. ; A42 ; LI-3 ; 3 -- Verso


  • ca. 1935-1977


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From the Collection: 121.00 Boxes

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


8 x 11 cm.

Library Details

Part of the Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies Repository

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