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Monday, October 18, 2021

San José, Costa Rica: One of the first cities with electricity

In 1884, San José, Costa Rica, became one of the first cities in the world to be illuminated with electric lighting.

TBT: Costa Rica’s most famous crocodile

Nearly 10 years ago, Pocho the crocodile died of natural causes in Siquirres, Costa Rica.

TBT: When Bocas del Toro was part of Costa Rica

Look closely at this mid-1800s map of Costa Rica, and you might spot some major differences. 

TBT: Costa Rica at the turn of the decade (2010-19)

I know that sometimes I look back. But it's to know from where I come from.

TBT: A soccer match at Costa Rica’s old National Stadium

Soccer in Costa Rica has come a long way.

TBT: Costa Rica’s National Stadium

The 35,000-seat stadium replaced its predecessor of the same name and location.

TBT: John F. Kennedy’s speech at UCR in Costa Rica

Kennedy became the first sitting U.S. President to make an appearance in Costa Rica. 

TBT: Costa Rica’s imposing Rio Grande railway bridge

The Rio Grande railway bridge is one of Costa Rica's most impressive architectural achievements

TBT: The birth of the Pan-American Highway

I've always believed that the direction of my life was set by the birth of the Pan-American Highway (a.k.a. Inter-American Highway).

TBT: An indigenous uprising in ancient Costa Rica

A 1709 "uprising of the Indians" burned more than a dozen churches and killed several missionaries who had settled in Costa Rica.
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