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Grand Canyon Of The Colorado River | John Stoddard's Lectures



Grand Canyon Of The Colorado River. Illustrated and embellished with views of the world's famous places and people, being the identical discourses delivered during the past eighteen years under the title of the Stoddard lectures.

TitleGrand Canyon Of The Colorado River - John L. Stoddard's Lectures
AuthorJohn L. Stoddard
PublisherNorwood Press
Year1901
Copyright1901, John L. Stoddard
AmazonJohn L. Stoddard's Lectures 13 Volume Set
-Grand Canon Of The Colorado River
While the Old World is better able than the New to satisfy the craving of the mind for art and history, no portion of our globe can equal the North American continent in certain forms of natural sce...
-Grand Canon Of The Colorado River. Part 2
The mesas of New Mexico and Arizona are, usually, regular in outline, sometimes resembling in the distance cloud-banks on the edge of the horizon, but oftener suggesting mighty fortresses, or ramparts...
-Grand Canon Of The Colorado River. Part 3
The Bridge Of Canon Diablo. The art of bridge-building in some form or other is one of the earliest necessities of civilization. Even the apes in equatorial regions will link themselves together, a...
-Grand Canon Of The Colorado River. Part 4
The Indians of New Mexico and Arizona were, probably, fugitives from more fertile lands, whence they had been expelled by the ancestors of the bloodthirsty and cruel Apaches. An Early Place Of Shel...
-Grand Canon Of The Colorado River. Part 5
Not only did Mr. Hodge discover in this rubbish several fragments of Indian pottery, but he, also, observed certain holes in the cliff which seemed to him to have been cut there specially for hands an...
-Grand Canon Of The Colorado River. Part 6
Rain Water Basin, Acoma. An Indian pueblo is really a honeycomb of adobe cells, built up in terraces. The outer walls, being the most exposed, are the highest, and from them toward the centre of th...
-Grand Canon Of The Colorado River. Part 7
In The Pueblo. . It is an interesting fact, in the domestic economy of the Indian life led in these aerial villages, that the woman is always the complete owner of her apartment and its contents; f...
-Grand Canon Of The Colorado River. Part 8
Estufa And Surroundings. Mexican Ovens. The only other notable structure in Acoma is the Roman Catholic church, the walls of which are sixty feet in height and ten feet thick. One can realize th...
-Grand Canon Of The Colorado River. Part 9
The Snake Dance. All the time that this hideous ceremony is going on, a weird chant is sung by the men and women of the tribe; and, at last, the chief priest draws on the ground a mystic circle wit...
-Grand Canon Of The Colorado River. Part 10
Moqui Cart And Plow. It was late on the night succeeding our visit to Acoma that we arrived at Flagstaff, and our entire party was asleep. Suddenly we were aroused by a prolonged shout and the disc...
-Grand Canon Of The Colorado River. Part 11
To The Ring Nebula. O, pallid spectre of the midnight skies! Whose phantom features in the dome of Night Elude the keenest gaze of wistful eyes Till amplest lenses aid the failing sight, On heaven'...
-Grand Canon Of The Colorado River. Part 12
The San Francisco Mountain. About the hour of noon we reached a lunch-station at which the stages, going to and from the Caņon, meet and pass. The structure itself is rather primitive; but a good m...
-Grand Canon Of The Colorado River. Part 13
The First View. The Earth-Gulf Of Arizona. A Portion Of The Gulf. A Vast, Incomparable Void. As brain grew steadier and vision clearer, I saw, directly opposite, the other side of the Ca...
-Grand Canon Of The Colorado River. Part 14
Some Of The Canon Temples. Siva's Temple. It is difficult to realize the magnitude of these objects, so deceptive are distances and dimensions in the transparent atmosphere of Arizona. Siva's Te...
-Grand Canon Of The Colorado River. Part 15
Mist In The Caņon. A Stupendous Panorama. A Tangled Skein Of Canons. It was my memorable privilege to see, one afternoon, a thunder storm below me here. A monstrous cloud-wall, like a huge gr...
-Grand Canon Of The Colorado River. Part 16
Starting Down The Trail. A Yawning Chasm. As we descended, it grew warmer, not only from the greater elevation of the sun at noon, but from the fact that in this sudden drop of six thousand feet...
-Grand Canon Of The Colorado River. Part 17
At The Bottom. Taking Lunch Near The River. Beside The Colorado. If any river in the world should be regarded with superstitious reverence, it is the Colorado, for it represents to us, albeit...









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