National Geographic November 1903

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Rubber Plantations in Mexico and Central America
The milky extract from the inner layers of rubber tree bark brings a tidy profit to Central American countries, and agriculturists investigate the possibilities for rubber plantations in Puerto Rico and the Philippines.
The Ziegler Polar Expedition
Anthony Fiala, commander of the Ziegler expedition, writes from the Barents Sea of plans to force the ship Amerika through the ice, since no openings have appeared.
The Mining Bureau of the Philippine Islands
The mining bureau’s chief reports on projects such as mineralogical surveys and plans to promote the mining industry.
The New Cone of Mont Pele?e
Stabbing the sky since a May 1902 eruption, a formation atop the Mont Pelee volcano glows at night with light from hot lava.
Alaskan Boundary Decision
The Boundary Commission finally settles the Alaska border dispute between the United States and Canada, adhering almost completely to U. S. claims.
The Wrangell Mountains, Alaska
Rising from Alaska’s Copper River Valley, the Wrangell Mountains, for the most part masses of lava and volcanic mud, offer problem- solving opportunities to geographers, geologists, and other scientists.
Record Ascents in the Himalayas
Fanny Bullock Workman climbs a 22, 568- foot summit in the Himalaya, breaking her own women’s record, while her husband breaks the men’s record with a 23, 394- foot climb up a neighboring peak.
Richard Urquhart Goode
The magazine notes the death of Richard Urquhart Goode, an original member of the National Geographic Society and the geographer for the U. S. Geological Survey.

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