National Geographic : 1926 Jan
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE Photograph by Captain A. W. Stevens LOOKING DOWN UPON BINGHAM, UTAH, "THE WORLD'S NARROWEST TOWN" The copper camp mining community is situated in the bottom of a canyon which is less than 50 feet wide. The town is two miles long and consists of two rows of houses. The street is so narrow that the residents can sit on their front porches and shake hands with passing motorists. and that was four years ago. Whatever the luck, however, flying never loses its fascination. Like a cup of refreshing coffee, it's good to the last drop. Red Desert now lay behind us and Table Rock rose up sheer and scorched on our left. Beyond, the solitary smoke of a locomotive floated out of Bitter Creek canyon, the only evidence of life in the whole treeless waste. A COLLISION WITH A TOURIST'S AUTOMO BILE IS NARROWLY AVERTED Advancing crabwise along the course, in the grip of the strong wind, the wel- come sight of an emergency field beacon tower rose above the sage; then the Lin coln Highway, a reddish vein through the dust-white earth. Since one sagebrush appeared quite as soft as the next, we dropped down until the wheels of the plane almost stirred up the dust on the road, taking heart from the increased speed with which the land scape flew by. Here and there in the ditch, under the mottled sage, lay the bleached bones of cattle. It was some where on this highway that Collison had made one of his famous dead-stick land ings.