National Geographic : 1915 Jul
GIANT GEYSER: YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK Photo by Haynes Of the 84 geysers in Yellowstone National Park, no two are alike in their characteristics. The Constant Geyser sends forth graceful jets of water to a height of 20 feet once a minute. Giant Geyser discharges only once in from five to seven days Old Faithful, however, is so regular that it might be called the clock of the subterranean world, In the 4o-odd years that it has been known to the white man it has never "missed fire" once, the interval being 65, minutes. A NOBLER DESTINY FORETOLD And the lesson it furnishes will not be lost, When California shall have achieved her commercial destinies, it re quires no prophet to foretell that this "City Beautiful" - far more beautiful than the city of Joaquin Miller's dream will have a hundred counterparts in bronze and stone At present, while garnering within its walls California's choicest products, its fruits and wines, grains of her upland farms, gold from her rich canyons, it may be held to repre sent the California spirit, the free, manly, generous spirit that gives its best without taking thought, No one can do justice to the glories of California who forgets that other little land of wonder and region of marvel, the Panama - California Exposition at San Diego. If the Panama-Pacific bewilders, dazzles, and drives to speechless wonder and admiration every one whose great and good fortune it is to look upon it, the Panama-California charms, soothes, and gently delights its visitor. The one is the magnificent sunburst of diamonds, the other a splendid cluster of pearls, each with a beauty, an atmosphere, and a coloring all its own. With its transplantation of all that is best in Latin-American architecture; with its wonderful collection of tropical flora, gathered from every point of the trop ical compass; with its Montezuma Gar den, its Painted Desert, its great tea plan tation, its model intensive farm, and its working model of the Panama Canal, it is a little fairyland where fairies teach Pan - American history, Pan - American ideals, Pan-American possibilities by de lighting the eye rather than by the old, slow, and painful method of hard study of our school days.