National Geographic : 1927 Oct
HOW LATIN AMERICA LOOKS FROM THE AIR Photograph from Harriet Chalmers Adams IZALCO, "THE LIGHTHOUSE OF SALVADOR," IN ERUPTION To west coast sailors this active volcano is a useful landmark. On a clear day its giant puff of smoke is seen far out at sea and by night it lights the sky above it. There are more volcanoes in this part of Central America than in any other area of similar size. Photograph from Mrs. Philip Holland EARTHQUAKES HAVE STREWN GUATEMALA WITH RUINS Amid its mysterious temples and stone gods of a lost civilization, and its alligator pears and marimba music, Guatemala lives happily, despite its frequent earth tremblings. In the fore ground are the ruins of the Convent of Mercy, destroyed in an earthquake. 455 *...