Scribners Monthly Volume 3

Scribners Monthly Volume 3

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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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ... minutes. The ease with which this column of water was sustained at the great height during the period of its operation rendered it a marvel of beauty as well as of power. We may say, in conclusion, that we have been able in this article to do little more than to allude to a few of the wonderful physical phenomena of this marvelous valley. We pass with rapid transition from one remarkable vision to another, each unique of its kind and surpassing all others in the known world. The intelligent American will one day point on the map to this remarkable district with the conscious pride that it has not its parallel on the face of the globe. Why will not Congress at once pass a law setting it apart as a great public park for all time to come, as has been done with that not more remarkable wonder, the Yosemite Valley? THE MORMONS AND THEIR RELIGION. presented an unequal resistance to the attacks of the weather, rain-storms, blasts of sand, and alternate heat and frost, so that they rise here in solid walls, and there in detached masses, presenting the appearance of castles, cathedrals, columns, domes, and spires, on a scale so grand as to cast the most ambitious attempts of human art and skill entirely into the shade. Not even Ehrenbreitstein is worth naming in comparison. Among the picturesque objects thus presented, "Hanging Rock," the "Witches' Rocks," and "Pulpit Rock" are conspicuous. But while gazing upon these sublime "sentinels of the sky," one's attention is arrested by piles of smaller rocks on the lofty edge of these towering heights, and he is informed that they are the "Mormon fortifications!" It appears that when, in 1857, the United States Government first determined to station a...show more

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  • Paperback | 556 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 29mm | 980g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236853342
  • 9781236853349