Primary Education Volume 14

Primary Education Volume 14

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...millions of miles away; but to look down into the bowels of the earth--down--down to where, a mile or more below, flows a broad and mighty river, the roaring, thundering Colorado, looking like a mere shimmering, silver ribbon--is something that makes the imagination falter. No one has been able to put the story of the Canyon's gorgeous coloring into words. One might as well try to set the rainbow's harmony to music. It is a great symphony of tones and tints unmarred by discord. It is the grand Amen of nature's hymn to the Creator. The terminus of the Grand Canyon Railway, a branch line of the Santa Fe transcontinental line, is but a few steps from El Tovar Hotel, situated at the head of Bright Angel trail. On this, the south side of the Canyon, there are three trails from the rim to the river, of which Bright Angel is the central and perhaps the most popular. El Tovar is a spacious, modern, hundred-room hotel, three stories high, built to look like a big log cabin. The architect, however, has combined the best features of a Swiss chalet with those of a Norway villa in a most successful manner. El Tovar is equipped with electric lights and bells, steam neat and baths, rooms single and en suite, and private dining rooms. The hotel is conducted on the American plan, but for those who desire a more economical place to put up at, there is an annex called Bright Angel Camp, conducted on the European plan; the price of a room there is seventy-five cents a day for each person, meals are to be had at the cafe Let it be understood that Bright Angel Camp is a substantial building and not a tent house. It is quaintly western, and just the place where a company of congenial teachers may make themselves at home, while they leisurely drink in the beauty...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 22mm | 757g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236856864
  • 9781236856869