National Geographic May 1931
Illinois, Crossroads of the Continent
Once the western frontier, centrally located Illinois reigns as the nation’s richest industrial area.
Stro?beck, Home of Chess: A Medieval Village in the Harz Mountains of Germany Teaches the Royal Game in Its Public School
Chess permeates the culture of this quaint farming community, where one legend suggests that the game was invented in 1011 by a royal prisoner exiled to the local jail.
Flying the Hump of the Andes
An unusually rough ride in a small mail- delivery airplane nonetheless yields breathtaking photographs of the Andes Mountains.
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