National Geographic November 1959
Census 1960: Profile of the Nation
Two new states help swell the population for census takers, who pursue an arduous task, combing the nation.
Tukuna Maidens Come of Age
Girls emerge from three months of isolation, to enter womanhood through a high- energy festival of ritual and dance.
California’s Wonderful One
Travelers on this winding ribbon of highway pause along the way, hike a redwood forest, tour William Randolph Hearst’s fabulous castle, and don rubber shoes to fish the chilling sea.
Whooping Cranes Fight for Survival
Each October, anxious ornithologists scan the Texas skies for the return of these rare birds from their Canadian breeding grounds.
Seychelles, Tropic Isles of Eden
Life thrives in this remote British crown colony, a paradise rich in 40- pound coconuts, sea turtles, giant land tortoises, and big game fish.
Searching for Cliff Dwellers’ Secrets
In Colorado’s Mesa Verde, the Society and the National Park Service plan to excavate and open additional ruins to tourists, to diffuse the impact of foot- traffic elsewhere in the park.
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