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Trudy Larkin Forster (c. 1935 – February 4, 2005) was an American writer, known for her book Los Gatos del Casino , set in Pichilemu, Chile and Agustín Ross Casino.
Trudy Larkin Forster travelled to Chile in October 1994, and settled in the coastal town of Pichilemu in O'Higgins Region.
In 1999, Larkin Forster published her book Los Gatos del Casino . The book was premiered in the Children's Book Fair in Santiago, Chile during June 1999, and later at the Agustín Ross Art Room (now Agustín Ross Cultural Center) on September 18 of that year.
Larkin Forster died on February 4, 2005 in Pichilemu, and was buried in Pichilemu Cemetery on February 5, according to her own wishes.
Agustín Ross Cultural Centre, previously known as Casino Ross, is the cultural center of the city of Pichilemu in Libertador General Bernardo O'Higgins Region, Chile. It was constructed between 1906 and 1909 at the request of politician Agustín Ross Edwards. The structure of the cultural center is very similar to that of the Grand Trianon in Versailles, France.
Agustín Ross Edwards was a Chilean politician, diplomat, and banker. He was son of David Ross and Carmen Edwards Ossandon; both were of British ancestry. He was married to Susana De Ferari.
The Ross Balcony is a balcony constructed by Agustín Ross Edwards in 1910. It is located over rocks in the southern part of the beach of Pichilemu, in the Paseo de la Juventud. The waves came up to the balcony until the 1960 Valdivia earthquake.
Colegio de la Preciosa Sangre de Pichilemu, often shortened to Preciosa Sangre, is a coeducational Roman Catholic private state-subsidized day school, serving students in preschool through twelfth grade, located in the commune of Pichilemu, Libertador General Bernardo O'Higgins Region, Chile.
The history of Pichilemu began around the 16th century, when Promaucaes inhabited the modern Pichilemu region. According to Chilean historiographer José Toribio Medina on his book Los Restos Indígenas de Pichilemu (1908), Spanish conqueror Pedro de Valdivia gave Topocalma encomienda, in which Pichilemu was supposed to be, to Juan Gómez de Almagro, on January 24, 1544.
The Mayor of Pichilemu is an elected politician who is the head of the executive branch of government of the commune of Pichilemu, Libertador General Bernardo O'Higgins Region, Chile. The mayor presides over the local city council, composed of six members, and serves as the civic representative of the commune. The mayor is popularly elected in a municipal election, by simple majority. The office is held for a four-year term without term limits.
The Pichilemu City Council is the legislative body of the City of Pichilemu. The council meets in Pichilemu City Hall.
The coat of arms of Pichilemu is the official heraldic symbol representing the city of Pichilemu, the capital of the Chilean province of Cardenal Caro. It consists of a party per cross referencing the importance of tourism in Pichilemu, and the commune's agricultural, huaso origins. The coat of arms is crested with a "symbolical representation of Pichilemu's past and present: a balustrade fused in a mitre", worn by José María Caro Rodríguez, the first Cardinal of the Chilean Roman Catholic Church, who was born in the village of San Antonio de Petrel, in Pichilemu.
Felipe Iturriaga Esquivel was a Chilean farmer and politician, Mayor of Pichilemu from 1932 to 1935, 1941–1944 and 1956–1960.
Olga Maturana Espinosa was a Chilean politician born in Santiago. Maturana worked as Councillor of Pichilemu in 1950, and became the first female Mayor of Pichilemu in 1951.
Pichilemu Blues is a 1993 book written by Chilean politician Esteban Valenzuela. A movie based on the book was also released, starring Peggy Cordero, Ximena Nogueira and Evaristo Acevedo.
René Gabriel Maturana Maldonado was a Chilean journalist and the 36th Mayor of Pichilemu, holding the position from his appointment by President Augusto Pinochet Ugarte on 31 August 1984 until his resignation in April 1992.
Evaristo Merino Canales de la Cerda was the ninth Mayor of the commune of Pichilemu, office which he held between May 1927 and May 1928, although the latter date is disputed.
Washington Saldías Fuentealba was the 29th Mayor of the commune of Pichilemu, office which he held between May 1971 and September 1973: his term was interrupted by the 1973 Chilean coup d'état, which put General Augusto Pinochet in the power of the country, and who later appointed Carlos Echazarreta Iñiguez as the successor of Saldías. Saldías was also regidor of the commune of Pichilemu between 1963 and 1971, and a founding member of the Club Aéreo de Pichilemu.
José Lino Vargas Jorquera is a Chilean politician. He was the 33rd Mayor of the commune of Pichilemu, office which he held between 1979 and 1981, after being appointed by the government junta presided by General Augusto Pinochet. The Cardenal Caro Province, of which Pichilemu is the capital, was created during Vargas' term as mayor. He also was a founding member of the Club Aéreo de Pichilemu ; Vargas is an experienced pilot.
Julio Waidele Wolff was the 34th Mayor of the commune of Pichilemu, office which he held between 1981 and 1982, after being appointed by the military government presided by General Augusto Pinochet.
Orlando Cornejo Bustamante was the 37th Mayor of the commune of Pichilemu, office which he held between September 1992 and December 1996, representing the Union of the Centrist Center (UCC). He was the first mayor of Pichilemu to be elected following the Chilean transition to democracy. In 1996 and 2000, he ran again as a candidate in the municipal elections of these years, but failed to be elected in either.
El Puerto was a biweekly newspaper published in Pichilemu, Chile, by San Fernando newspaper editor Augusto A. Ramírez O.. El Puerto was only published in three issues: the first on 16 January and the last on 5 February 1908. It was the first newspaper published in the commune of Pichilemu, and aimed to be an "absolute and exclusive organ to the regional interests of Colchagua, especially [those] of the port of Pichilemu." El Puerto included a scientific section written by a physician, chronicles, and literary content such as poems.
El Marino was a Chilean daily newspaper, based in Pichilemu, Cardenal Caro province. It was founded on 14 January 1917 by newspaper editor Augusto Ramírez Olivares, and circulated between January and March 1917.
Pichilemu, originally known as Pichilemo, is a beach resort city and commune in central Chile, and capital of Cardenal Caro Province in the O'Higgins Region. The commune comprises an urban centre and twenty-two villages, including Ciruelos, Cáhuil, and Espinillo. It is located southwest of Santiago. Pichilemu had over 13,000 residents as of 2012.