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In the town of Plaza Huincul it is a historical tour that pays tribute to the first settler of the place. This is the walk "La Pasto Verde", a name given to one of the first people who lived in the city. 

pasto verde, plazaOne of the pens that can be seen in the Walk La Pasto Verde. Photo courtesy of Municipality of Plaza Huincul.

The circuit is located 2 kilometers from the town square downtown, on the left bank of the National Route 22. At the entrance of the place there is a wooden gate that has the name of the ride. Once inside, visitors can tour the circuit of approximately 450 meters showing the different objects related to the life of "la pasto verde".

Along the route visitors can see different objects on the scene in reference to the time of the early twentieth century: 

  • an old wagon that was used for transporting cargo or passengers,
  • a replica of the original fort that was used to monitor the area,
  • replicas of villages that travelers used as shelter,
  • a shed that was a shell constructed of branches,
  • corrals made of stone, alpataco and jarilla where horses and pines were sheltered.

Who was the Pasto Verde?

The Pasto Verde was the Carmen Funes, the first settler of the town of Plaza Huincul. This pioneer was a great supporter of General Roca in the desert campaign in 1879, when the town of Plaza Huincul was just a fort.

The city records say the death of Funes was in 1916. Moreover historical artifacts, in the ride there is a monolith built in homage to the "pasto verde" and the tomb where her remains rest since her death. 

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