National Geographic : 1934 Dec
rnotograpn by M. Herbert "PEGASUS" AND "PULLMAN" STOP BESIDE A CACTUS CANDELABRA The blithely named donkeys proved to be neither fast nor freightworthy. Tall, cylindrical baskets peculiar to the Oaxaca region were strapped on their backs. Sunrise found the travelers in the Valley of Ocotlan, a branch of the Valley of Oaxaca, center of Zapotec civilization (see text, page 758). STURDYTREES MAKE STOUT BOATS Equipped with pole andpaddle, theferryman takes his boat across the Verde regardless of the season. With thenearest bridge 180miles away, travelers have no choice but toaccept transportation inthese dugout craft, which, however, are amazingly seaworthy.