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La Plata History, Argentina

It was St. Patrick’s Day of year 1827 when someone was searching for a location where he could create his home. As per the theory he was the first white male who spent time in the region where today the city of La Plata is located. That white male was Drury Davis. Very soon his relatives and friends started to pour in to visit Davis and later on to lay the foundations for their own homes. Soon enough a road from South to North was constructed, a station came into existence, an inn was started, and a blacksmith started his shop in the area as the population had slowly started to grow. During those early years locals used to bring food from the neighboring Hannibal.

It was somewhere in mid 1855 when the government of Argentina hired a very young architect who was about to design a city that will soon be a major metropolitan city on this planet. Most of the streets of this city today have their names after the names of those early settlers who had played an important role in laying the foundation of this city of La Plata. Locals as well as government wasn’t able to settle down on some single name for the city and this was the time when everyone was asked to write there suggestions on a piece of paper. All the chits were shuffled in a hat and finally the name La Plata came up for the city. The meaning of La Plata (which is in Spanish) was City of Silver.

Railroads were laid down somewhere in year 1860. Finally the North Missouri railway line was the first on which a train ran somewhere in 1867. By the year 1887 the railway line to Santa Fe was opened. This line connected Kansas City to Chicago and used to pass through the city of La Plata.

It was the year 1868 when the city was gifted with its first school for kids of La Plata. The school was named as Long Branch School. By the year 1872 the school was expanded as per requirements.

Creamery was the first industry that was started in the city of La Plata. It was the year 1883 when this industry was started and it around $7000 to start this industry.

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