National Geographic August 1949
Our Vegetable Travelers
Americans are eating more vegetables than ever before, and botanists are learning more about these formidable foods, many imported from far away. Thirty- two color plates illustrate the ancestral homes of many common vegetables and fruits.
Landlocked within the Pyrenees mountains, Andorra is both ancient and modern. Ruled jointly by the President of France and the Bishop of Seo de Urgel in Spain, this little principality is a smugglers’ haven and a popular tourist destination.
Skyline Trail from Maine to Georgia
The Appalachian Trail stretches from Mount Oglethorpe in Georgia to Mount Katahdin in Maine. Hiking this mountain footpath requires strength, determination, and sturdy shoes.
Gilbert Grosvenor’s Golden Jubilee
The 50th anniversary of Gilbert H. Grosvenor’s tenure as Editor of the magazine was a time for celebration and reflection. Beginning in 1899, Dr. Grosvenor built the National Geographic Society into the largest nonprofit educational and scientific organ
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