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A landscape painted by God

Futaleufu has... Charm...

FutaleufĂș has a song and on the riverbank fishermen from its waters accompany it with whistles and an almost mute lament, which is carried along by those who suffer in silence the setbacks of destiny.

FutaleufĂș has a sky: long, blue and calm, that in the summers appears more blue and round, perhaps to contemplate with big and alive eyes the beauty of its mountains, its summits, valleys and rivers.

FutaleufĂș has a cry, that in the coldest winters raises its voice, and its nights are more nights without a wine that generous filling the glasses of the friends gives death to the solitudes, because it is good and shared.

After closing the eyes, FutaleufĂș has crickets that in clear nights enchant with a thousand funny trills and dawn, as always, stuck to the grass the dew and the sun with its long rays is again on.

Gago Oyarzun

According to versions of ancient settlers, the history of the town began in 1912, when a family from the Isla Grande de ChiloĂ© that had stayed many years in Argentina, knocked on the wild gateway to what is now the commune, which at that time was a wall of green forestry. In this way, they settled in what would later be called FutaleufĂș, an indigenous word that means Big River or Great Waters.

Early Settlers

This family was that of Don Ceferino Moraga, wife and children who had abandoned the 16 de Octubre Colony located a few kilometers from the border, in Argentine territory. Upon their arrival, these Chileans found nothing else but a natural fortification since the vegetation was so abundant that they had to fight hand to hand and with machetes with nature to gain some meters of land and clear it. Thus, they went inland until they reached the valleys that presented themselves as a hope for survival. Their entire hacienda was made up of cattle, sheep, oxen and horses used as a means of mobilization; working tools and carts (wagons). It is believed that the Moraga family was the first to arrive and settle in the sector called El LĂ­mite, occupying the land and enforcing their rights, according to them, of all the land left to the Chilean side.

First Carabineros

In the years 1919-1920 other families arrived, such as Don Juan de la Rosa Baeza, Calixto Vega, Eulogio Espinoza, Miguel Toro, FroilĂĄn GĂ©lvez, Domingo Chacano, later Don IsaĂ­as SepĂșlveda, Natalio Baeza, Pedro Juan Pezo, Evaristo Almarza, Alfredo Cid and so on.
In 1929, with the arrival of the Lieutenant of Carabineros Jose Felmer Patof and a commission of topographers, Futaleufu is considered officially founded, this is the day 1st of April of that year; however the definitive layout of the town would have been made by a topographer of Acosta surname in 1932.

It is important to point out that part of the colonizers stayed where the present FutaleufĂș is, and others went into the mountain range corners in search of better lands, occupying the fields of sectors such as El EspolĂłn, Las Escalasm RĂ­o Azul and Lonconao; places even more inhospitable due to the adversity of nature, but in spite of everything, these hard-working men and women arrived there carrying their children who, in their great majority, survive and continue the singular colonizing task.