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  • Howard S. F. Randolph
  • Glimpses of the Unusual: Around the World (Classic Reprint) 

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    Genre:  Reisebücher, Bildbände 
    ISBN:  9780428431266 
    Verlag:  Forgotten Books 
    Einband:  Gebunden  
    Sprache:  English  
    Dimensionen:  H 229 mm / B 152 mm / D 16 mm 
    Gewicht:  449 gr 
    Seiten:  218 
    Zus. Info:  78:B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Blue Cloth w/Jacket on White w/Gloss Lam 
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    Excerpt from Glimpses of the Unusual: Around the World

    Before reaching Acoma we passed the Em chanted Mesa an oval-shaped rock Of enormous size, standing alone on the plain with sheer precipitous sides four hundred and fifty feet high. On this mesa the pueblo of Acoma was once supposed to have been sit uated. The tradition is that there was but a single trail leading to the top, and that the falling Of a large mass of rock one day made it impassable. All the inhabitants were at work in the fields below, with the exception of a few Old women. They could not be rescued, and have haunted the mesa ever since. From this it gets its name, for the word trans lated enchanted would be more properly rendered haunted. Sturgis calls it the grandest rock in America: it is certainly one of the most impressive.

    Acoma was plainly visible from the Em chanted Mesa, though three miles away; but it was some time before the outlines of the adobe buildings at the top Of the three hun dred and fifty foot mesa could be discerned.

    Here a small Indian boy consented to act as guide. His only English consisted of the words Gimme-mun, and this he was promptly christened. He led the way up a steep sandy trail, with most curious rock for mations on either side. At the base we passed a natural corral with some Indians at work, who strenuously objected to being photographed. In some places the ascent was difficult, as the trail led over the face Of the rock with but tiny ledges cut in for the feet. Another trail has recently been made by which horses can make the ascent.

    The top Of the mesa was surprisingly level. Near by stands the cathedral, with walls sixty feet high and ten feet thick. Every particle of the material for this building had to be brought up from the plains below, and it took many years to build it. The dwellings, all Of adobe, were two or three stories high, the en trance being usually ou the second ¿oor, reached by a ladder. On the exterior walls hung meat and herbs.

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