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Title
Cuba - Province of Oriente - Siboney Beach: Looking over the curving beach and the sloping shoreline with its homes and beach club toward the small stone shaft at the far left on the point of rocks jutting out into the water. This small stone shaft is a tribute to the landing of American troops and material in the opening wedge of the Spanish-American War of 1898. It took four days from May 22 to May 26 to land the 14000 men and material thro [through] the surf which in 1898 was Spanish held an occupied until shortly before the arrival of the American. When the American's plan for landing was made known the Cubans advanced and took over the Spanish fort after a battle, but the Americans did not know this and shelled the fort from the sea before beginning landing operations. Some Cubans were unfortunately killed before they ran up their new flag and stopped the fire. From here the Americans began their advance on Santiago which took them over the jungle-covered mountainous terrain between Siboney and the city. Today the beach is a seaside resort known as La Playa Siboney and can be reached in a matter of minutes by motor over the roads which lead to it from the city of Santiago. Some Sanitagons have summer homes here, but there is also a year around population as well
Creator
James C. Sawders
Contributor
Gifford M. Mast
Date Created and/or Issued
1948
Publication Information
Keystone View Company
Contributing Institution
UC Riverside, California Museum of Photography
Collection
Keystone-Mast Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Cuba - Province of Oriente - Siboney Beach: Looking over the curving beach and the sloping shoreline with its homes and beach club toward the small stone shaft at the far left on the point of rocks jutting out into the water. This small stone shaft is a tribute to the landing of American troops and material in the opening wedge of the Spanish-American War of 1898. It took four days from May 22 to May 26 to land the 14000 men and material thro [through] the surf which in 1898 was Spanish held an occupied until shortly before the arrival of the American. When the American's plan for landing was made known the Cubans advanced and took over the Spanish fort after a battle, but the Americans did not know this and shelled the fort from the sea before beginning landing operations. Some Cubans were unfortunately killed before they ran up their new flag and stopped the fire. From here the Americans began their advance on Santiago which took them over the jungle-covered mountainous terrain between Siboney and the city. Today the beach is a seaside resort known as La Playa Siboney and can be reached in a matter of minutes by motor over the roads which lead to it from the city of Santiago. Some Sanitagons have summer homes here, but there is also a year around population as well.
Type
image
Format
Keystone photo print 7.18 in. x 4.18 in.
Identifier
http://ark.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/kt4k4015r7
1996.0009.KU104132.SS
Language
English
Subject
Facilities
Sports and recreation facilities
Resorts
Dwellings
Houses
Vacation houses
Sites
Historic sites
Waterfronts
Beaches
Place
North and Central America
Cuba
Oriente
Latitude: 21 30 N
Longitude: 080 00 W

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