Antiques Digest Browse Auctions Appraisal Home

Desert Spectacles
THE American desert, to eyes attuned, is charged with beauty. Few who see it from the car-window find it attractive; most travellers quickly lose interest in its repetitions and turn back to their novels.
Dinosaur National Monument
The dinosaurs of the Triassic and Jurassic periods sometimes had gigantic size, the Brontosaurus attaining a length of sixty feet or more. The femur of the Brachiosaurus exceeded six feet; this must have been the greatest of them all.
Colorado National Park
n the desert border of far-western Colorado near Grand Junction is a region of red sandstone which the erosion of the ages has carved into innumerable strange and grotesque shapes.
National Monuments
NATIONAL monuments which commemorate history, conserve forests, and distinguish conspicuous examples of world-making dot other parts of the United States besides the colorful southwest.
Muir Woods National Monument
One of the last remaining stands of original red-wood forest easily accessible to the visitor is the Muir Woods in California.
Devil's Postpile National Monument
The Devil's Postpile, writes Professor Joseph N. LeConte, Muir's successor as the prophet of the Sierra, is a wonderful cliff of columnar basalt, facing the river. The columns are quite perfect prisms, nearly vertical and fitted together like the cells of a honeycomb.
Pinnacles National Monument
Because of its crowded pointed rocks, it has been set apart under the title of the Pinnacles National Monument.
Shoshone Cavern National Monument
On the way to the Yellowstone National Park by way of the Wyoming entrance at Cody, and three miles east of the great Shoshone Dam, a limestone cave has been set apart under the title of the Shoshone Cavern National Monument.
Lewis And Clark Cavern National Monument
Approaching the crest of the Rockies on the Northern Pacific Railroad, the Lewis and Clark Cavern is passed fifty miles before reaching Butte.
Wild Cave National Park
In the southwestern corner of South Dakota, on the outskirts of the Black Hills, is one of the most interesting limestone caverns of the country.
Jewel Cave National Monument
Northwest of Wind Cave, thirteen miles west and south of Custer, South Dakota boasts another lime-stone cavern of peculiar beauty, through whose en-trance also the wind plays pranks.
Oregon Caves National Monument
In the far southwestern corner of Oregon, about thirty miles south of Grant's Pass, upon slopes of coast mountains and at an altitude of four thousand feet, is a group of large limestone caves which have been set apart by presidential proclamation under the title of the Oregon Caves National Monument.
Mount Olympus National Park
For sixty miles or more east and west across the Olympian Peninsula, which is the forested northwestern corner of Washington and the United States between Puget Sound and the Pacific Ocean, stretch the Olympian Mountains.
Wheeler National Monument
High under the Continental Divide in southwestern Colorado near Creede, a valley of high altitude, grotesquely eroded in tufa, rhyolite, and other volcanic rock, is named the Wheeler National Monument.
Verendrye National Monument
Crowhigh Butte is supposed to have given the Verendryes their first extensive view of the upper Missouri. The butte was long a landmark to guide early settlers to Old Crossing.
Sitka National Monument
On Baranoff Island, upon the southeastern shore of Alaska, is a reservation known as the Sitka National Monument which commemorates an important episode in the early history of Alaska.
[Page: 201  |  202  |  203  |  204  |  205  |  206  |  207  |  208  |  209  |  210  | 
211  |  212  |  213  |  214  |  215  |  216  |  217  |  218  |  219  |  220  | 
221  |  222  |  223  |  224  |  225  |  226  |  227  |  228  |  229  |  230  | 
231  |  232  |  233  |  234  |  235  |  236  |  237  |  238  |  239  | 
241  |  242  |  243  |  244  |  245  |  246  |  247  |  248  |  249  |  250  |  More Pages ]


Please contact us at info@oldandsold.com