In the first three decades of the 20th century, Creole populations arrived in small numbers to what is now called Monteverde.

Many were employed by, or provided services to the employees of, the Guacimal gold mines.

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On March 8, 2005, a group of three armed Nicaraguan men raided and attempted to rob the Monteverde branch of the state National Bank (Banco Nacional). However, the other one held all the people inside the bank hostage for 28 hours. A senior police officer was killed during an attempt to end the siege.

Nine civilians died and only one of the attackers survived.

The area is host to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and numerous other reserves, which draw considerable numbers of tourists and naturalists.

National Geographic has called the Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve "the jewel in the crown of cloud forest reserves".

Agriculture intensified in the 500 BC to AD 300 period, with chiefdom societies replacing small tribal societies.

Intense deforestation accompanied horticulture, and stone foundations dating to this period can be found.Nationwide indigenous populations fell from an estimated 400,000 to 80,000 within little more than 50 years.However, unlike Costa Rica's neighbors, Nicaragua and Panama, Costa Rica did not yield considerable amounts of Indian labor or mineral resources, and thus the region experienced colonization at a much slower rate than many other Spanish colonies.Meet Russian ladies, Russian girls, or even find a Russian Wife.Browse profiles and photos of beautiful Russian girls and join our Russian women chat rooms for an exciting Russian dating experience!The Quakers stewarded and farmed a large tract of land, which they eventually set aside for conservation.