National Geographic : 1932 Jun
B eniennall I)acahons SHENANDOAH HE scenic and historic Shenandoah Valley will be America's premier vacation land for 1932. The forty-mile Skyline Scenic Highway in the Shenandoah National Park area will be a mountain-top boulevard with out counterpart in America or rival in Europe. Valley caverns are fairylands of matchless temples, cathe drals and palaces, fairy lakes, and enchanted forests. The Natural Bridge, higher than Niag ara, once owned by Thomas Jefferson and pronounced by John Marshall to be God's miracle in stone, now stages every night pageantry that enthralls and every day music that entrances. Cyclopean lowen, MtL onion,vs. Scenically the Valley is perfection in its diversity of changing scenes. Whether one looks out upon the landscapes from the top of Mill Mountain at Roanoke, from Swift Run Gap, where the Knights of the Golden Horseshoe first beheld the Valley, or from any other of the many highway passes through the Blue Ridge, one sees dozens of vast natural mosaics made up of tens of thousands of well tilled acres. The gorge of the James at Balcony Falls and of the Potomac at Harpers Ferry are thrillingly beautiful. Nowhere can one see more beautiful redbuds, dogwoods, rhododendrons, and azaleas or rarer autumn hues than in IE C E . NATU RAL BRIDGE!NATURALBRIDGEVA.