National Geographic June 1947


Deep in the Heart of Swissconsin
New Glarus in Green County, Wisconsin, was settled by immigrants from the town and canton of Glarus, in Switzerland. In addition to dairy farming and cheesemaking, other Swiss traditions survive and thrive.
How One of The Society’s Maps Saved a Precious Cargo
A letter from Fleet Adm. C. W. Nimitz to Gilbert H. Grosvenor describes how NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC’s map of the South Pacific was used in the campaign of Guadalcanal.
With the U. S. Army in Korea
The commander of the U. S. Army Corps in Korea describes conditions below the 38th parallel. Soviets control the industrial area to the north, while the U. S. controls the agricultural south.
The Washington National Monument Society
The Washington National Monument Society was formed in 1833 to erect a monument to the first President of the United States, George Washington. The monument was completed in 1884, 85 years after Washington’s death.
[ Endeavour] Sails the Inside Passage
In June 1946, Amos Burg set sail his ship Endeavour on a voyage from Olympia, Washington, to Cape Spencer, Alaska. With a crew of two men, two boys, and a Belgian shepherd, the Endeavour traveled along the Inside Passage.
On the Ridgepole of the Rockies
A visit to the Canadian Rockies is not for the faint of heart. Everything from the Calgary Stampede to a trail- ride along Lake Louise near Mount Victoria offers something for the adventurous visitor.
Washington: Home of the Nation’s Great
The buildings and monuments of Washington, D. C. , are a fitting backdrop to the business of government and nation- building.

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