National Geographic : 1896 Dec
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE r THE REASON WHY S the tourist, traveler, or invalid returns to California is because S its attractions are greater than those of Europe. Its climate is S equable, its hotels unsurpassed in magnificence. The ease and comfort with which its resorts, as famous as those of the Old S World, are reached by that great system of rail and steamship S lines, the Southern Pacific, extending from the Gulf to the Pacific, make it readily accessible. Why travel half around the S world, to Switzerland, for instance, when the scenery in the < Yosemite and other portions of the State is so much grander, and when its valleys are likened to a vast bed of roses, varied S with every hue and color? There is no portion of the Alps S that surpasses the magnificent and awe-inspiring Sierras. S There can be no extravagant description of these beauties of 2 nature. The Bay of Naples, in all its loveliness, is not a whit more beautiful than many resorts on the Pacific Coast. See the S wonders of your own land first, and be able to know whereof "y you speak. If you desire information about its health and pleasure resorts, its scenery, routes, or ticket rates, apply to any S representative of the Southern Pacific for free illustrated pami i phlets, maps, and time tables. For additional information call .j "y or write to S. F. B. MORSE, G. P. A., Southern Pacific Con ; pany, New Orleans, La. .2. __' ____ .y tsl~.AA** * **«* 1AAA t«* **A* «* * A* A ^^O~ . NiiIOJiOO i~O~ONiN.M:"D :": " Ripans Tabules cure headache.