Palo Alto suffered severely in the earthquake of 1906.
A well-defined western longitudinal valley, at some recent time occupied by lakes and rivers, divides the Cordillera into two chains, the eastern being the main chain, to which belong Mounts Alto Nevado, Cacique, Dentista, Maldonado, Serrano, each over 7000 ft.
Meanwhile Taylor had strengthened his base of supplies at Point Isabel, where he was reinforced by militia from Texas and Louisiana, and during the return march from this post was fiercely attacked at Palo Alto (about 8 m.
The Sinu rises on the northern slopes of the Alto del Viento near the 7th parallel, and flows almost due north across the coastal plain for a distance of about 286 m.
Very different is the aspect of the Alto Douro.
The process of converting the Alto Douro grapes into wine differs in some material particulars from those employed elsewhere.
The wines of the Alto Douro only form a small proportion of the total quantity of wine produced in Portugal.
They initiated a system of obstruction which hampered and delayed the traffic without alto gether suspending it.
Port is grown in the Alto Douro district, a rugged tract of land some 30 to 40 m.
A white port is also made in the Alto Douro, and this, although little known in England, is exported in considerable quantities to Germany and Russia.