National Geographic : 1955 Jun
"A Mighty Tough Place To Find A Stray Cow" There it lay at his feet-a chasm three miles long and a thousand feet deep - with myriads of fantastically shaped spires and turrets, towering in flaming array. And Ebenezer Bryce, viewing for the first time the horse shoe-shaped basin that now bears his name, is reported to have said, "A mighty tough place to find a stray cow." Today Bryce Canyon National Park is still a tough place to find a cow. But among its bright-colored forma tions you'll find delight for the eye and food for the imagination. Here you can ride the breath-taking Rim Road, called "the most colorful 20 miles in the world," or go below the rim to places as colorful as their names Silent City... Peek-a -Boo Canyon... the Queen's Garden. Geologists will tell you this is erosion at work, with frost, snow and rain patiently sculpturing the soft rocks of Utah's Pink Cliffs. The less scientific have called it music frozen in stone. The music wasn't identified. It could be "America the Beautiful." Sinclair Salutes the National Grange Founded in 1866, the Grange is the oldest and largest farm fra ternity in the world and has always had a natural interest in conservation and in our National Parks. With headquarters at 744 Jackson Place, Washington, D. C., this organization for many years has been active in promoting soil and water conservation for the farming lands upon which our economy depends. We salute the Grange for its part in creating in Americans the understanding and cooperation so necessary to accomplish this worthy objective. MOTORISTS - if you would like to visit the National Parks, the Sin clair Tour Service will help you plan your trip. Write: Sinclair Oil Corporation, Sinclair Oil Building, 600 Fifth Avenue, N.Y . 20, N.Y .