Pictured Knowledge; Visual Instruction Practically Applied for the Home and School Volume 1

Pictured Knowledge; Visual Instruction Practically Applied for the Home and School Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...of arms of which the European nobility is so proud, these totem poles are records of long and honorable descent from the best families of the tribes. Now for the region of famous glaciers. Glaciers are seen on this journey, but the great region of ice fields begins on Glacier Bay west of Skagway, where M u i r Glacier stands in a precipice three miles long and three hundred feet high. Fed by twenty-six ice rivers which flow down from a mountain crest three miles high, this crystal cliff flashes its rainbow colors in the sun. There is one thing the Eskimos know how to do as well as the white man--dress skins and fashion fashion them into clothing. Here is a typical, new, Alaska mining town. The post office is in the principal store. It is built of boards and logs. The stumps show how new the settlement is--there has not been time to even clear the main street of these logs. The tin cans, trunk and general disorder are telling the same story. In this wide, hard land, where existence is a struggle, men must at first spend all their time digging for gold if they are to gain what they came for. Without the team of "huskies" (dogs of all breeds trained to the harness) the picture would be incomplete. Photo by Harry C. Uhnmplin Jr. On the main trails, road houses are built a day's journey distant from each other. This one is on the trail between Valdez and Eagle. The lower floor is used as kitchen and dining room. In the loft there is a floor made of rough lumber or logs covered with hay. On this floor logs are laid short distances apart and each "guest" is assigned a space between the logs. Here he makes up his bed by using his own blankets that he must carry himself. In these "hotels" young rabbits are used as a...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 118 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236581725
  • 9781236581723