National Geographic : 1952 Sep
O National Geographic Society 398 Kodacromes by National Geographic Photographer Richard II. Stewart + Author and Pilot Check Maps Before Going Aloft to View Giant and Horse Mr. Setzler enjoyed hovering in the helicopter, but its vertical descents seemed like jumping off the Washington Monument and stopping halfway down. Capt. John Peacock ably manned the U. S . Air Force craft. + A female figure spread-eagled on Site 3 at Blythe stretches 170 feet from head to toe and 158 feet from hand to hand; she is believed to represent the child-devouring ogre of an Indian myth. The long-tailed horse, with a stone for its eye, dates the sculpture as having been made later than 1540, when Spaniards reintroduced the animal to western America. The native Pleistocene horse became extinct in America some 10,000 years ago.