National Geographic : 1915 Jul
MT California is the second largest State in the Union. In Mt. Whitney it has the highest elevation in the United possesses the hottest weather in the country, and on Mt. rainfall, and in its northwestern coast counties almost the Photo byH.C.Tibbitts SHASTA FROM MT. WILSON Joined with Texas, it would have a larger area than France and Germany together. States outside of Alaska, and in Death Valley thelowest area; intheSalton Sink it Whitney and Mt. Shasta perhaps the coldest; initssouthern desert ithastheleast maximum rainfall of the country.