The Lumber World Volume 11

The Lumber World Volume 11

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...and thoroughly emba med. If, perchance, he escapes that ordeal. cremation is his fate one year hence; for it has been decreed that even the gods can not mold a mummy out of clay. One year ago. at Hot Springs, possibly by reason of the desire of so many of them to get away from that torrid zone, l was overlooked and given a brief lease of life'. and for that reason. I suppose. more than anything else. our genial Scrivenoter has suggested that as the only live member I should respond on behalf of the House of Ancients. Mr. Chairman. therefore, on behalf of the mummics that are. and those that arc to be. I thank you most heartily for your hospitality. Snark Hadley then made his annual address, which appeared in full m_thc last issue of this paper, as did also the S_cr1ven0tcr's report. The lattcr concluded the l.)llSll1SS of the first session and at 10:30 the _Ho0-I-Ioo and_ their families started for the trip to the Muir Vi/oods and Mount Tamalpais. well known California geologist. Mount Tamalpais is 2,592 feet high, and is reached by the crookedest railroad in the world. After leaving the Sausalito ferry the party boarded a Northwestern Pacific train to Mill Valley at which point it transferred to the Mill Valley & Tamalpais Scenic railroad. In eight and one-fifth miles of this road therc are 281 curves, and the average grade is five feet in I00, the steepest gradc being 7 percent. At the Tavern of Tamalpais the party had luncheon. This tavern affords a splendid view of the Golden Gate to the south. the Bay of San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, the Farralone islands and the Pacific ocean. After luncheon the party took the train back to Bowknot. where the train took a branch road to the Muir Woods. At Muir Inn refreshments...show more

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  • Paperback | 486 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 25mm | 862g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236982789
  • 9781236982780