The automobile blue book, Volume 8 (Google eBook)

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1917
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Page 614 - Indian gods, came to him, and told him she was in a happier land, and offered to take him there, that he might see for himself, if, upon his return, he would cease to mourn. The great chief promised Then Ta-vwoats made a trail through the mountains that intervene between...
Page 335 - To-day one small cone emerges a few hundred feet from the surface. The lake is 2,000 feet deep in places. It has no inlet of any sort, nor is there any stream running out of it ; but the water is supposed to escape by underground channels and to reappear as springs in the Klamath region, a few miles away.
Page 54 - SEC. 2. A vehicle overtaking another shall pass to the left and not pull over to the right until entirely clear of it ; except in passing a street car when it shall keep to the right if distance between car and curb permits.
Page 335 - States has fallen into itself, like Mount Mazama. The evidence of this process is quite conclusive. The lava found on the slopes that remain was not blown there from an exploding summit but ran, hot and fluid, from a crater many thousands of feet higher. The pitch of these outer slopes enables the scientist to tell with reasonable probability how high the volcano originally Avas.
Page 614 - ... Today the Colorado flows through a series of 19 self-dug canyons, one of which, the Grand Canyon, is 217 miles in length, a mile deep, and in some places more than a dozen miles across the top. The sides of these canyons are carved and fretted beyond description, almost beyond belief; and the strata of rock and soil exposed by the river's excavations are marvelously colored. The blues and grays and mauves and reds are second in glory only to the canyon's size and sculpture. The colors change...
Page 403 - Falls, for instance, drop 1,430 feet in one sheer fall, a height equal to nine Niagara Falls piled one on top of the other. The Lower Yosemite Fall, immediately below, has a drop of 320 feet, or two Niagaras more.
Page 54 - A street car shall not stop within five (5) feet of a street car ahead. SEC. 4. A vehicle shall neither rank nor park so as to prevent the free passage of other vehicles in both directions at the same time; nor in one direction on a "oneway traffic...
Page 403 - No matter what their expectation, most visitors are delightfully astonished upon entering the Yosemite Valley. The sheer immensity of the precipices on either side of the valley's peaceful floor ; the loftiness and the romantic suggestion of the numerous waterfalls; the majesty of the granite walls; and the unreal, almost fairy quality of the ever-varying whole, cannot be successfully foretold.
Page 335 - ... ago. No human eyes ever saw Mount Mazama. Long before man came, the entire upper part of it in some titanic cataclysm fell in upon itself as if swallowed by a subterranean cavern, leaving its crater-like lava sides cut sharply downward into the central abyss. What a spectacle that must have been ! The first awful depth of this vast hole no man can guess. But the volcano was not quenched ; it burst up through the collapsed lava in three places, making lesser cones within the greater, but none...
Page 335 - ... but none quite so high as the surrounding rim. Then the fires ceased and gradually, as the years passed, springs percolated into the vast basin and filled it with water within a thousand feet of its rim. As you see it to-day one of these cones emerges a few hundred feet from the surface. The lake is 2,000 feet deep in places. It has no inlet of any sort nor is there any stream running out of it ; but the water is supposed to escape by underground channels and to reappear in the Klamath River,...

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