National Geographic : 1919 Nov
Photograph byArchibald Forder IPEERSHEBA'S MAl NICIPAL GUEST BOOK AND COUNTY RECORD The close relation between man and water is strikingly marked in many parts of the world. Here,at one ofBeersheba's seven ancient wel\? five of which are still in use, countless thirsty travelers have with rope and water-jar recorded their visits inthe limestone rims. Inthe Yangtse gorges just such deep grooves have been worn in the rocks by bamboo cables, which the Chinese coolies employ indragging heavy junks p:',t dangerous rapids to the rich province of Szechuan.