Southern California. Grand Caņon of the Colorado River. Yellowstone National Park

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Balch Brothers, 1898 - Asia

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Page 183 - Fresh pearls to their enamel gave, And the bellowing of the savage sea Greeted their safe escape to me. I wiped away the weeds and foam, I fetched my sea-born treasures home; But the poor, unsightly, noisome things Had left their beauty on the shore With the sun and the sand and the wild uproar.
Page 176 - A panorama more deplorably desolate no human imagination can conceive. To the right and left, as far as the eye could reach, there lay outstretched, like ramparts of the world, lines of...
Page 120 - ... the existence of man in that part of America toward the close of the Glacial period may be regarded as definitely established. The discoveries of Miss Babbitt and Professor Winchell, in Minnesota, carry the conclusion still farther and add to the probability of the existence of a human population all the way from the Atlantic coast to the upper Mississippi valley at that remote antiquity. "A still more remarkable discovery was made by Mr. Cresson in July, 1887, at Claymont, in the north of Delaware....
Page 289 - At one point, ten thousand feet above the sea, a fearful bli22ard overtook them. The cold and wind seemed unendurable, even for an hour, but they endured them for three days. A sharp sleet cut their faces like a rain of needles, and made it perilous to look ahead. Almost dead from sheer exhaustion, they were unable to lie down for fear of...
Page 290 - ... for seventy-two hours. What a terrific chapter for any man to add to the mysterious volume we call life! One might suppose by this time that all the marvels of our National Park had been described ; but, on the contrary, so far is it from being true, that I have yet to mention the most stupendous of them all,—the world-renowned canon of the Yellowstone.
Page 120 - Epoch began about two hundred and forty thousand, and ended about eighty thousand, years ago.
Page 222 - Railroad Co. Not more than 50 feet from Liberty Cap rise the famous Hot Spring Terraces. They constitute a veritable mountain, covering at least 200 acres, the whole of which has been for centuries growing slowly through the agency of hot water issuing from the boiling springs. This, as it cools, leaves a mineral deposit spread out in delicate th in layers by the soft ripples of the heated flood . Strange, is it n- 1?
Page 156 - ... for the intervention of the Spaniards, they would not naturally have reached without centuries of patient plodding. Moreover, before the arrival of the Europeans, the Aborigines of America had never seen horses, cows, sheep, or dogs, and the turkey was the only domestic animal known to them. Hence, in ancient American society there was no such thing as a pastoral stage of development; and the absence of domestic animals from the western hemisphere is a very important reason why the progress of...
Page 78 - In a far-off Orient land. Which lonely and silent waiteth In the desert's burning sand." On my last day at San Diego, I walked in the morning sunshine on Coronado Beach. The beauty of the sea and shore was almost indescribable: on one side rose Point Loma, grim and gloomy as a fortress wall; before me HERMIT VALLEY NEAR SAN DIEGO.
Page 109 - FORMS. death, and lying stiff and ghastly with a gash, two hundred miles in length and a mile in depth, in her bared breast, from which is flowing fast a stream of life.blood called the Colorado.

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