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INDIAN'S OF THE TERRACED HOUSES TRAVELOGUES THE WONDERS OF HOMELAND BY GEORGE LAMONT COLE LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA THE ANCIENT CLIFF DWELLERS THE CHARM OF THE DESERT Dr. George LaMont Cole, Explorer and Lecturer. Figure Dr. Cole is a man of fine literary taste, an enthusiastic student of the nature and habits of early man. Finding the Southwest rich in material, yet comparatively an unknown field, he has devoted a good portion of seventeen years to its study. He has covered the entire field as perhaps no one else has attempted to do, and has put the result of his research in a popular form, hoping to inspire in the breast of every true American a higher appreciation of the wonders of homeland. Dr. Cole is a pleasing speaker, conversational in style, yet earnest and forcible. His enthusiasm is contagious and he soon has his audience with him climbing the cliffs and delving into the abodes and treasure houses of an unknown people. DR. COLE'S TRAVEL LECTURES. I. Before You, Who? A charming journey to, and a study of the remarkable ruins and monuments of a people known as the Ancient Cliff Dwellers. The peculiar features of the land which taught early man how and where to build are vividly pictured. The development of housebuilding is traced from the rude agricultural settlements to the rock shelters, cavite lodges, and finally to the great communal buildings of several hundred rooms which were built in the sides or on the tops of the cliffs. In a like manner the textile and ceramic arts are followed, and finally the people themselves—as seen in their skeletons and mummies—appear. II. Indians of the Terraced Houses.—The Pueblos. A unique and fascinating lecture giving the history of these strange people, the country in which they live, their strange habitations, life, dress, manners and customs, and their elaborate and impressive religious ceremonies. Here are America's first farmers and irrigators. They are a peaceful, home loving, thrifty people who furnish us with a living, moving exposition of the way prehistoric Americans lived ages before the white man set foot on this continent. This lecture will be a revelation to all who are interested in the development of culture, and in the laws and religion of early man. III. The Charm of the Desert. A new lecture setting forth the distinguishing features of the great American Desert—the land of lost rivers: the three plateaus; the sculpture of the hills; gorges and canyons; dunes, butes, and mountains. The flora of the desert—luxuriant, radiant and of endless variety: the Yucca—the true American lily; the Joshua tree—known only to the American desert. Spring time on the desert. Life in this lonliest of lands: reptiles, birds, and mammals. Man on the desert: why he came; why he remains; once away, why he returns. A great amount of information on this little known but most interesting section of our country is presented in this talk. IV. The Grand Canyon of Arizona. SUBLIMEST OF GORGES. TITAN OF CHASMS. This is not a fleeting glimpse, such as is obtained by the average tourist, but the combined results of repeated visits extending over many days and weeks. The lecture covers a distance of one hundred and eighty miles, from the Colorado Chiquito to the foot of the Cataract Canyon, giving the most impressive sights of the several trails and allowing the camera to reveal what words cannot portray. Special pains have been taken to bring out the true colors of nature. The views, selected to set forth the changes as the day recedes, are pronounced among the most beautiful and impressive ever thrown on a screen. As the light increases the misty curtain of the morn is withdrawn and the enormous void is gradually filled with a luminous haze—blue, then green, purple, yellow, red and brown. The colors of the heavens mingle with those of the rocks and, as the sun's light forces itself down, the dark shadows steal away to hide themselves until at last the whole scene is a panorama of mingled light and shade. Next best to a visit in person is an evening spent with Dr. Cole, as by word and picture he sets forth the splendor of the scene. PLATFORM LECTURES For High School and College Commencements The Under Dog Success. How Achieved TEMPERANCE Personal Liberty The Conclusion of the Matter SUNDAY ADDRESSES Y. M. C. A. and Young People's Societies The Story of Old Mike The Man and His Clothes Dr. Cole seldom delivers a lecture but that he is re-engaged. Few platform men have been honored with as many return dates. In a score of places he has returned from ten to twenty times. At the conclusion of his thirty-fourth lecture in the city of Grand Rapids, Michigan, he was re-engaged for a course of six lectures for the following season. THE GRAND CANYON OF ARIZONA. Address 921 West Fifty-sixth Street Los Angeles, Cal. 5522 Dorchester Avenue Chicago, Ill. SCORER LYCEUM BUREAU 5038 Market Street Philadelphia, Pa.
|Title||George LaMont Cole|
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|Personal Name Subject||Cole, George LaMont|
|Digital Collection||Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century|
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