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Through Our Unknown Southwest

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Author: Agnes C. Laut
Published: 1913
Language: English
Wordcount: 80,937 / 231 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 68.3
LoC Category: GV
Downloads: 604
Added to site: 2010.03.15
mnybks.net#: 27011
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Travel, History
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t you to game haunts out West where you can shoot a grizzly a week at no cost at all but your own courage; and bag a dozen wild turkeys before breakfast; and catch mountain trout faster than you can string them and pose for a photograph; and you won't need to lie about the ones that got away, nor boast of what it cost you; for you can do it at two dollars a day from start to finish. It would take you a good half-day to count up the number of tourist and steamboat agencies that organize sightseeing excursions to go and apostrophize the Sphinx, and bark your shins and swear and sweat on the Pyramids. Yet it would be a safe wager that outside official scientific circles, there is not a single organization in America that knows we have a Sphinx of our own in the West that antedates Egyptian archæology by 8,000 years, and stone lions older than the columns of Phrygia, and kings' palaces of 700 and 1,000 rooms. Am I yarning; or dreaming? Neither! Perfectly sober and sane and wide awake and just in from spendi

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