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Post by Rapunzelina » February 18th, 2021, 7:36 am

The National Geographic Magazine Vol. 09 - September 1898, by National Geographic Society
The National Geographic Magazine, an illustrated monthly, Vol IX, August 1898.
It includes the following articles:
  • The Growth of the United States, by W J McGee
  • Bitter Root Forest Reserve, by Richard U. Goode
  • Atlantic Estuarine Tides, by Mark S. W. Jefferson
  • The Forest Conditions and Standing Timber of the State of Washington, by Henry Gannett
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science, by John Hyde
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Post by BettyB » February 18th, 2021, 8:50 am

May I claim Section 5...

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Post by Rapunzelina » February 18th, 2021, 10:09 am

Absolutely, BettyB! Thank you!

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Post by silverquill » February 18th, 2021, 10:27 am

I would like to read Section 4, if I may.
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Post by Rapunzelina » February 18th, 2021, 12:06 pm

Certainly! Thank you, Larry!

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Post by Kalamareader » February 18th, 2021, 4:28 pm

Hi there,

More of National Geographic Magazine. :D

May I please claim Section 1?

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » February 18th, 2021, 4:51 pm

May I read section 2?
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Post by Rapunzelina » February 18th, 2021, 5:02 pm

Thank you, Wayne and MaryAnn! I'm so happy to see you in this issue of Nat Geo! :D

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » February 18th, 2021, 6:19 pm

Well, it's just luck on my part. Back when there were more items in each issue, it was easier to snag a section. Now that there are just a few ... you gotta be fast or they are all gone!

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Post by Rapunzelina » February 19th, 2021, 6:41 am

Yes, indeed they have gotten short. I have considered doing them by year rather than by month, but have not yet decided, as by year seems a bit daunting.

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Post by silverquill » February 19th, 2021, 12:16 pm

Okay, I'll be first in -- but, it's a short section:

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Post by Rapunzelina » February 19th, 2021, 3:10 pm

Thank you, Larry! :clap:
I want to say "so much timber!" and then I wonder whether half of it is left now.

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Post by silverquill » February 19th, 2021, 3:32 pm

Rapunzelina wrote:
February 19th, 2021, 3:10 pm
Thank you, Larry! :clap:
I want to say "so much timber!" and then I wonder whether half of it is left now.

Section 4: PL OK!
Most of the "old growth" is gone, except what has been protected on the Olympic Peninsula. Then there is the controversial practice of "clear cutting" where large swaths of forest are leveled to the ground! The theory is that this will all be replanted, just as one would plant rows of corn. When this happens, it works -- sort of. But, too often the lumber company never does it, and the destruction is devastating. I worked in a plywood mill during my summers back in college days. Logs would come down by train, or even floated down the river, and trucks, of course. Some of those were absolutely huge. Now it's all second or third growth. That was southern Oregon. And we had mountains of wood ships destined for paper mills, often in huge ships destined for Japan. Sadly, the timber industry in both Oregon and Washington has dwindled to a shadow of what it was in those days. :(
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Post by Kalamareader » February 19th, 2021, 10:38 pm

Rapunzelina wrote:
February 18th, 2021, 5:02 pm
Thank you, Wayne and MaryAnn! I'm so happy to see you in this issue of Nat Geo! :D
Here is Section 1: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ngm09_09_01_128kb.mp3

Time: 25:32

His history was great, but some of his ideas for the future were a little off, but they would have been great if they could have happened.. :)

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Post by Rapunzelina » February 20th, 2021, 3:56 am

It seems like everybody had great ideas for the future at the time! Or, ideas for a great future :mrgreen:

Thank you, Wayne! Section 1 is PL OK!

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