National Geographic : 1947 May
© National Geographic Society Kodachrome byAmos Burg From His Bridge the Captain of the Jesusita Eyes the River Bank, Eaten Away until the Town IsThreatened At La Gloria the Magdalena's uncontrolled, capricious currents push back the shore line. Soon water-front houses may topple into theriver. Villagers scarcely have room to greet the steamer. In contrast, some communities have been isolated when the river has deposited sand bars and changed itscourse (Plate XIV).