The town is indifferently called El Carmen or Patagones. It is built on the face of a cliff which fronts the river, and many of the houses are excavated even in the sandstone.
The season for working the salinas forms the harvest of Patagones; for on it the prosperity of the place depends.
Harris, an Englishman residing at Patagones, a guide, and five Gauchos who were proceeding to the army on business, were my companions on the journey.
By good luck I had a letter of recommendation from the government of Buenos Ayres  to the commandant of Patagones. This was taken to General Rosas, who sent me a very obliging message; and the Secretary returned all smiles and graciousness.
En 1882 se instala definitivamente al que se considera el primer poblador de Peninsula Valdes transportando las primeras ovejas desde Carmen de Patagones
. A partir de 1900 se resuelve lotear y vender las tierras de la Peninsula Valdes, quedando totalmente ocupadas y destinadas a la explotacion de la hacienda lanar extensiva (Barba Ruiz, 1995).
Estos son: Adolfo Alsina, Bahia Blanca, Coronel Rosales, Coronel Dorrego, Coronel Pringles, Coronel Suarez, Guamini, Patagones
, Puan, Saavedra, Tornquist, y Villarino.
Bormida en su trabajo "Los Antiguos Patagones
", describe dos de los craneos excavados en Campo de Chenques.
The study was conducted within a 2-year exclosure to domestic herbivory during 1998 at the Chacra Experimental de Patagones
, south of the Provincia de Buenos Aires (40[degrees]39'S, 62[degrees]54'W), in the Phytogeographical Province of El Monte (Fernandez and Busso, 1999).