The Neil Fraser Historic Belizean Galleria

A view of the "village" at Hill Bank. Anywhere from 200 to 400 people...workers and their families...
would be quartered in these thatched huts built amid the logging camp's debris. At the left of the
picture the stump of a mahogany tree with its buttressed roots can be seen. In a mature tree these
roots were as much as 12 feet high, requiring platforms be built so the axe-men could cut the tree.
The curvature in the railroad track is created by the camera's fish-eye lens.

My father standing in front of his "house" at the Hill Bank camp. He later built a larger
and more comfortable place.

Pack mules hauling supplies through the bush from Belize to Hill Bank.


Return to Neils Homepage

Commons Island Community History Visitor Center Goods & Services
Belize Search Messages Belize News

Copyright by Casado Internet Group, Belize