Don Samuel: How I Came Here

Don Samuel de Siloé

I came here when I was 9 years old, when Jorge Eliécer Gaitán was killed. There was a special police force called “Chulavitas”, a kind of community police. The major of Restrepo took my dad out of there. Then Don Pedro Antonio Ospina, someone who had a farm in front of ours and worked as a miner here in Siloé, asked my father to let me come here and make food for him
while he mined for coal, so that is when I first came here.