Ruin sights in Puerto Rico
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Crumbling monuments to the sugar industry are evident everywhere on the south east part of the island, but there's no more heartbreaking reminder of departed 'King Sugar' than sleepy little Aguirre, which borders the Bahía de Jobos and is so far off the beaten path that it doesn't appear on many tourist maps. The now-moldering sugar town was booming in the early-20th-century.
In it's day it was complete with a mill, company stores, hospital, theater, hotel, bowling alley, social club, golf course, marina, executive homes and narrow-gauge railroad. This was the planned private community of the Central Aguirre sugar company, and at its height (around 1960) it processed…