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On December 1st, 1948 people gathered in the Costa Rican capital of San José and watched as José “Don Pepe” Figueres took a sledgehammer to the walls of the Cuartel Bellavista. The hammer shattered the wall, sending bricks crashing to the ground and the crowd roared with approval.

With this symbolic act – one mighty swing of a hammer – Costa Rica declared peace on the world by becoming the first nation to abolish its standing army.

Don Pepe re-dedicated the fortress as the National Museum of Costa Rica – a center for learning and culture and a symbol of what the country could be.

The image of Don Pepe swinging the sledgehammer at the Cuartel Bellavista has become iconic – it is even featured on the 10 mil colon. But what few people know about this historic moment is that the night before the ceremony, a team of soldiers loosened the stones to be sure that Don Pepe’s theatrical moment of breaking the wall would go off without a hitch!

What's New

Version 2.4.3

Bug fixes
Image adjustments
New sounds

Information

Seller
Stone Soup Productions, Inc.
Size
197.7 MB
Category
Education
Compatibility
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Languages
English
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© Stone Soup Productions Inc.
Price
Free

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