National Geographic : 1930 Apr
A day that took 2000 years to make Northward from San Francisco, halfway south from Portland, a shaggy California shadow stretches into Oregon and under neath it there's a day that took 2000 years to make. It is the day en route to California, or back again, that sees you through the Redwood Empire. Here is an empire ruled by giants. Forest giants, century-laden yet straight and tall-and haughty in the winds from that eternal sea that surges at their feet. These are trees whose branches inching sky ward for 2000 years, have seen Spain's Conquistador and Padre plod the SunsetTrail to found San Francisco... the early pathfinders struggling through the Sierra's snows to blaze the Overland Trail. They heard that startled shout GOLD and watched this West blaze up in a yellow frenzy, then turn to green for the nation's table; and build great cities. From secrets of another age ... an old tranquillity, these branches change to whisper of a hundred newer days, checkered here and there throughout the long Pacific Coast. Days in sparkling cities. Sport-filled days in a varied group of great resorts. Days that drowse you with the lazy song of waves from far-off oriental shores. You can crowd ten vacations in- to a single Southern Pacific trip along the Pacific Coast. that brave sweep from San Diego to the Evergreen Playground of the Pacific Northwest. *> ---- -- - -- ----- ,( The Pacific Northwest ... Mt. Ba ker, Seattle, Tacoma, Mt. Rainier, the mighty Columbia, Portlandand Mt. Hood, Crater Lake-Nature's thrilling mystery... all can be in cluded inyour ticket to orfrom Cal ifornia when you go one way and return anotheron Southern Pacific's four great routes. Southern Pacific is the only railroadthat can show you the whole Pacific Coast. In no other way canyou so quickly, com fortably and economically see it. You can stopover anywhere on round trip tickets. Southern Pacific Four Great Routes Hp EUTE Write to O. P. Bartlett, 310 So. /Michigan Blvd.,Chicago, or H. H . Gray, 531 Fifth Ave., New York SET " ROU City, for copy of illustrated book: S^so^ se 'a ... v "How Best to See the Pacifc Coast."