A southem style U.S. Baptist church, complete with white fence, porch and steeple in Belterra (P A) near Santarém, formerly known as Fordlândia: It was in this area that Henry Ford plantations attempted to establish rubber, only to abandon them when the rubber boom ended in the late 1920s. Today, besides the church, there are many other American style houses and buildings still standing. The rubber groves are now operated by the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture and used as a research station.Uma igreja ao estilo das igrejas Batistas do sul dos Estados Unidos, completa com cerca branca, pórtico e torre, em Belterra (PA) perto de Santarém, anteriormente chamada Fordlândia. Foi nessa área que as plantações de Henry Ford tentaram firmar a borracha, tendo sido abandonadas quando o surto da borracha terminou nos fins da década de 1920. Hoje, além da igreja, existem várias casas e edifícios de estilo americano. As seringueiras são agora exploradas pelo Ministério da Agricultura do Brasil e usadas para pesquisa.
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