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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.
Fifth Avenue, Around 58th And Central Park In 1858
This view is of particular interest as it shows Fifth Avenue looking south, from about 65th Street to 59th in 1858.
Splendors Of The Battery In 1835
The Battery is now decidedly the most beautiful metropolitan promenade in the world. All our readers may not be informed that this spacious park was by no means originally of its present size.
Friendship Grove And Its Memories
The tree nearest the window that seems greenest and sturdiest was planted by him, who himself was a giant in the forest of men--Grover Cleveland.
Diary Of A Little Girl In Old New York 1851
These excerpts are from the manuscript of the author who is still living in Stamford, Conn., and are a continuation of the first installment of the Diary which appeared in the previous issue of the Manual.
Edgar Allen Poe In New York City
When Poe's first literary work attracted attention he was living in Richmond, Va. It was at the suggestion of John P. Kennedy (Horse Shoe Robinson) that he first sought fame and fortune in our great city.
The New Liberty Pole
The suggestion made by the Manual last year, that the old Post Office should go, and that a new Liberty Pole should arise on the site of the old one, has met with much favor.
The America's Cup
In a speech delivered by Mr. J. C. Stevens, chief owner of the yacht America, at a banquet tendered him on his return to New York after the brilliant victory of his yacht at Cowes in 1851, some interesting facts regarding the race are given, and we reproduce the speech in part as an item of special interest, now that the international yachting contest has been resumed.
Early Days Of The Department Stores
A picture which never fails to capture the imagination of New Yorkers is the old store of Lord & Taylor in Catherine Street, or R. H. Macy's first store in Sixth Avenue.
A Great Merchants Recollections Of Old New York, 1818-1880
This delightful article was prepared by Mr. Dodge in compliance with the correspondence which follows. It is a valuable contribution to the annals of our city and is worthy of preservation.
Early Days Of The Telephone
We are indebted to Mr. James D. Ellsworth, of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company, for the following brief history of that wonderful epoch-making invention, the telephone.
John Bigelow, Gentleman
At Highland Falls, a mile or two below West Point, the traveller along the Hudson may see the charming old house of that distinguished American states-man, the late Hon. John Bigelow, set high on the cliffs above the river amidst the foliage and blossom of its beautiful old-fashioned gardens.
Old Merchants Of New York
The literary history of our city presents few examples of a book that can compare in human interest with Walter Barrett's Old Merchants of New York.
An Incident Of The Great Fire Of 1835
Rogers & Co. had their counting room at 42 Exchange Place, directly opposite the Garden Street church of Dr. Mathews, and all were burned out together in the great fire of 1835.
The Artistocracy Of Old New York
There is an old aristocracy in this city, which is not generally understood. There is no strata of society so difficult to approach or reach. This class makes no noise, no fuss, nor is at all pretentious.
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