The Golden age.
April 26, 1906
Image 1 The Golden age. (Atlanta, Ga.) 1906-1915, April 26, 1906, Image 1
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1 ‘Like the glory that was Greece,
Or the grandeur that was Rome.”
Almost intuitively this comparison frames itself
in the mind of one who is able to dwell in memory
on the “glory” and the “grandeur” of the once
fair western city—the pride of the great Pacific
Slope, which stood as a marvelous monument to the
courage, the strength and the power of its people,
but which lies to-day prostrate and destroyed, a
prey to fire and famine, ruin and disaster.
ATLANTA, GA., APRIL 26, 1906.
THE GROWTH OF THIRTY-F1 VE YEARS.
It is not given to the chance visitor nor to the
omnipresent tourist, and perhaps not even to the
resident of San Francisco itself to fully appreciate
the many unique phases of the life of that complex
American city. But to those who have lived in the
more conventional environment of the East or South
and who, for any cause whatever, finds himself a
■resident of San Francisco, the mere effort to adjust
himself to the unusual conditions there, serves to
impress him the more deeply with the characteris
tics of the city.
For myself, the first impression received of this
“great city by the sea” is one which can never be
obliterated—l made the trip out from New Or
leans via the Southern Pacific—across the fiat w'ide
cane and rice fields of lyouisiana, the rich cotton
belt of Texas, on through these arid lands into the
trackless desert of New Mexico and Arizona—a
desert unbroken save by the occasional illusive
glimpses of some beautiful mirage, where one
seemed to see a gleaming lake with browsing cattle
on its banks, or with the towers and minarets of a
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