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Jan 25, 2011 - Fray Bentos

Day trip here but missed the 10am tour of the famous factory and museum since we did not know that it only goes 2 times a day, 10 & 5. Still it was very interesting and the walk to the park/ museum went along the Uruguay river. This was/is the furthest inland deep water port in Uruguay, now used mainly to ship lumber out. Used to be a major meat processing/shipping town providing over 50% of world meat products. The processing facility operated for 117 yrs until 1980. Check Out Fray Bentos and History of Meat Processing Etc. Day began hot...

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