National Geographic January 1907
The New Inland Sea
The Colorado River presents engineers with a conundrum: Allow it to maintain its course into the Salton Sea and rising waters threaten to flood the Imperial Valley, or divert it and the surrounding farmland loses its only source of irrigation.
Fighting the Polar Ice
The Society notes the release of Comdr. Anthony Fiala’s 1903- 05 Ziegler Polar Expedition narrative. The expedition failed to reach the Pole but did not return empty handed, bringing back ample experiment results and illuminating photographs.
Ae?rial Locomotion: With a Few Notes of Progress in the Construction of an Ae?rodrome
Wright may be the name we know best, but Orville and Wilbur weren’t the only folks dreaming of flight. Alexander Graham Bell explores the brothers’ efforts and those of their colleagues and predecessors, including his own aviation attempts.
An Awakened Continent to the South of Us
The secretary of state urges expanded commercial relations between the U. S. and its South American neighbors, citing as inducements newfound political stability and abundant resources.
Honors to Peary
Convening on the occasion of the National Geographic Society’s annual banquet, members and guests – – including various diplomats and U. S. congressmen – – honor Arctic explorer Comdr. Robert E. Peary with the Hubbard Medal.
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