National Geographic : 1928 Nov
the Land of Vanished Peoples Take this Apache Trail motor side trip on Sunset or golden State Route Between Globe and Phoenix, Arizona, on either SUNSET or GOLDEN STATE ROUTES of Southern Pacific, is a fascinating one-day motor side trip-The Apache Trail highway. Cushion tires will bear you straight into the land of a people whose very exist ence, save for the crum bling relics, is legendary. Yet those people have left cliff dwellings, adobe cas tles, and strange forts deep in the mysterious desert, in a setting of weird beauty. Their remarkable civiliza tion flourished long before Columbus discovered America. It was already in ruins when Coronado's prehistoric race occupied Tonto CliffDwcllings not i han 1000years ago. The vanishedpeoples understo irrigation,spinning and weaving, and used artificiallighting. Spaniards of the sixteenth century rode by. Along this Apache Trail, in a region where Nature has upset all her paint-pots, you willsee Roosevelt Dam and other gigantic irrigation works. Beyond lie Phoe nix, Salt River Valley and Imperial Valley. Sunset Rloute-New York to California 'via New Orleans SUNSET ROUTE begins at NewYork, where comfort- ess od able Southern Pacific steamships will take you to New Orleans "Ioo golden hours at sea." Or you can jour ney there by rail. Thence across Louis- iana, Texas and the Spanish-American south west. At El Paso, SUNSET ROUTE effects juncture with GOLDEN STATE ROUTE from Chicago. El Paso is but 5 minutes by trolley fromJuarez in Old Mexico. For your journey from California, Southern Pacific offers choice of four routes. Thus you can go one way, return another, and see the whole Pacific Coast at mini mum outlay. Only Southern Pacific offers this choice. Southern Pacific Four Great Rotes Send your name and address at once to E. W. CLAPP, traffic manager, Dept. C-so, 30o S. Michigan Blvd., Chicago, for free booklets with animated maps in full colors, "How Best to &e the Pacific Goast" and "Apache Trail." A t).