National Geographic June 1906
In an effort to increase emigration from Britain, Canada provides financial incentives to those who choose to enter the country and settle land.
The California Earthquake
Photographs illustrate the devastation caused by the earthquake that struck San Francisco on April 18, 1906.
Notes on the Panama Canal
The Isthmian Commission recommends construction of a lock canal for Panama, which will allow for the passage of large transportation vessels and bring greater prosperity to the southern United States.
Cotidal Lines for the World
Charting lines for simultaneous semi- daily tides, scientists take measure of the high waters around the world.
The Luray Caverns
Nestled in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, the popular Luray Caverns display incomparable calcite formations, including brilliant pink, blue, and amber stalactites.
The Diamond Mines of South Africa
An endless supply of cheap African labor, efficient management of the compounds, and the careful selection of gems puts the De Beers Company of South Africa at the forefront of worldwide diamond production.
Where the Wind Does the Work
North Carolina’s Outer Banks are subject to seasonal winds with strong gusts that easily shift sand and change the topography of the islands.
The Eruption of Mount Vesuvius, April 7- 8, 1906
From atop the newly formed crater at Mount Vesuvius, a professor of geology at Harvard University describes the present state of the volcano and, relying on locals’ accounts, tells of the events leading up to the eruption.
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