Castañer Photo History


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Reunion Junta CastanerDigital 2009

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On this Site you will Find the following:
 Castaner Photo History
 Castaner History
 People of Castaner
 Castaner events
 Castaner documents
 Castaner Forum
 Castaner Organizations
 Poetry of Castaner
 Castaner calendar
 Castaner recepies
 Castaner coffee
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Castañer is a small community in the center of the island of Puerto Rico. It is surrounded by rough mountainous terrain. Because of the isolation and difficulty in reaching this area, it was the last refuge of the Puerto Rican Indians (this area is called the Indieras). It was slow to develop and in the 1930s the PRRA established a community here. During the WW2 the Church of the Brethren established a hospital there because of Castañer's isolation, building upon what the PRRA had started. The Hospital expanded and is now a modern hospital serving the Castañer area.

Castañer was initially known as Los Rabanos, the name was changed to reflect the original owners of the large farm that was the center of this area. The center of town is still call Los Rabanos.

Juan Castañer had a large farm in this area. It had started in 1868 as a small parcel of land that grew to a maximum of 2,441.25 "cuerdas" (cuerda is slightly less than 1 acre) by 1914 of which 1,500 were dedicated to coffee.

In the decade of 1930 the descendants of don Juan Castañer sold the hacienda Castaner to the Puerto Rican Government. This was parceled out to the previous workers of the farm and to the local population of the barrio Bartolo of Lares. The population started settling near the old hacienda buildings, thus starting the nucleus of the community that will become Castaner.

For more photos go to Tom Lehman's photo colection of La Plata, Castaner, El Guacio and other places in Puerto Rico during the 1940's, 1950's and 1960's.

I have added Google Maps to the Web Site, Please enjoy.

I need help in planning a photo contest, those interested in helping please contact me.


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Post Office Name: Castaner
ZipCode: 00631
Counties: Lares / Adjuntas / Yauco / Maricao
Area Code: (787) XXX-XXXX
Timezone: Atlantic (Standard Time: GMT -4 hours, EST+1 hours, No change for DST)
Latitude: +18.269187 (N)
Longitude: -066.864993 (W)

Castaner Gas stations-2
Castaner Restaurants-5
Castaner Churches-5
Castaner Pizza
Castaner coffe haciendas
Castaner Police
Castaner Fire Dept
Castaner Heliport
Castaner Gymnasium
Castaner Sports
    Baseball diamond
    Covered Basketball/Volleyball court
    Weight lifting
    Sport fishing
Castaner lake - 11.1 square miles
    Lago Guayo-sport fishing


Castañer Documents
2008 Castañer Calendars

--- Events Castañer --
13 Festival de la Artesania y Concurso de trovadores Castañer 2009-->
Castañer Calendars

--- Castañer in USA --
(70) Castañer in Chicago #1 (Chicago Cruisers)
(7) Castañer in Apopka FL (Pescaderia/Fish Farm)
(4) Castañer in Kissimmee (CASTANERDIGITAL)
(54) Castañer in Apopka FL #2 (picnic 2009)
(19) Castañer in Apopka FL #1 (picnic 2008)

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New Fotos 60 (38) Miriam Headley (Oliver)

New Fotos 59 (30) Miriam Headley (Oliver)

New Fotos 58 (12) Jose Roman Ruiz

New Fotos 57 (79) Jose Roman Ruiz

New Fotos 56 (176) Joyce Groff

New Fotos 55 (29) Richard Groff

New Fotos 54 (70) Lidia Sanchez

New Fotos 53 (80) Jose Roman Ruiz

New Fotos 52 (50) Jose Roman Ruiz

New Fotos 51 (7) Jose Roman Ruiz

New Fotos 50 (122) Miriam Headley (Oliver)

New Fotos 49 (96) Miriam Headley (Oliver)

New Fotos 48 (85) Miriam Headley (Oliver)

New Fotos 47 (3) Nelson Rodriguez

New Fotos 46 (93) Jose Roman Ruiz

New Fotos 45 (5) Nelson Rodriguez -2008-Class 1966

New Fotos 44 (37) Jose A Rivera - Festival 2008

New Fotos 43 (??) Mult - Fire at Llinas

New Fotos 42 (??) Mult - Alturas de Castañer

New Fotos 41 (26) Richard Groff

New Fotos 40 (54) Fam Barretto - Alturas de Castañer

New Fotos 39 (15) Ramon Ruiz Gonzalez (Monchito)

New Fotos 38 (20) Joyce Groff-CAZEI-ROPRI(b) 2006

New Fotos 37 (65) Joyce Groff-CAZEI-ROPRI 2005

New Fotos 36 (91) Joyce Groff-CAZEI-ROPRI 2006

New Fotos 35 (316) Joyce Groff-CAZEI-ROPRI 2007

New Fotos 34 (128) Ing Centeno - Alturas de Castañer

New Fotos 33 (12) Erin Perez

New Fotos 32 (18) Jose Roman Ruiz

New Fotos 31 (40) Marvin Sherman

New Fotos 30 (74) Sollenberger

New Fotos 29 (98) Tomlonson

New Fotos 28 (17) Nelson Rodriguez-2007-Class 1966

New Fotos 27 (167) Joyce Groff-Three Kings 2008

New Fotos 26 (104) Joyce Groff-March Oct 2007

New Fotos 25 (72) Joyce Groff-March Oct 2006

New Fotos 24 (57) Joyce Groff-Feria 2006

New Fotos 23 (277) Forest & Della Groff-(Elaine Groff)

New Fotos 22 (310) Dale & Norma Roesch

New Fotos 21 (51) Tom Lehman Collection

New Fotos 20 (43) Jose Roman Ruiz

New Fotos 19 (20) Maritza Cuevas

New Fotos 18 (13) Caleb Frantz Fam. -Irvic Frantz

New Fotos 17 (18) Juan Torres

New Fotos 16 (3) Olga Soto

New Fotos 15 (14) Jose Roman Ruiz

New Fotos 14 (1) Gladys Valentin

New Fotos 13 (65) Don & Rosita Kauffman

New Fotos 12 (3) Jose Roman Ruiz

New Fotos 11 (32) Brenda y Lindolfo Soto

New Fotos 10 (22) Maritza Cuevas Maldonado

New Fotos 9 (113) Luis Gustavo Mercado Tollinchi

New Fotos 8 (32) Bruce & Mary Sue Rosenberger

New Fotos 7 (122) Toño Rivera

New Fotos 6 (51) Wedding son of Edwin & Tess Soto

New Fotos 5 (51) D. J. K.

New Fotos 4 (50) Dr Smith

New Fotos 3 (71) Bob Ebey & family

New Fotos 2 (192) Tess & Edwin Soto

New Fotos 1 (44) Toño Rivera - -
Castañer, Puerto Rico