The Coquille Valley sentinel. (Coquille, Coos County, Or.) 1921-2003, August 24, 1939, Page 8, Image 8

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    I Placerville to Sacramento, the travel-
I er ascends to an elevation of 7"*«5
feet, on a pavement which looks as
though the original road was still
being used, sharp turns and steep
grades making it a highway where
the slightest inattention to driving
would be fatal, ra
The memorial hall, aquarium, zoo,
etc., in Golden Gate park set it out
as one of the greatest attractions of
San Francisco. It is a miniature
world’s fair in itself.
But the most scenic, moat beautiful
and most alluring spectacle of the en­
tire trip fs not in California. It is
Oregon’s Crater Lake. Last Sunday
It was crowded with thousands of
sightseers, almost every state in the
union being represented there, as
indicated by auto license plates.
Nearly everyone has visited Crater
and Diamond lakes, but to those who
have not: do so. It is most worth
A new sight to this writer on the
trip was what looked like the tallest
tower in the world. Leaving the
highway between the two lakes and
2500-Mile Trip
Through California
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going east two or three miles toward
The Dalles-California highway, one
perceives a light streak, five or ten
miles ahead, which looks as though it
was thousands of feet high. It is the
highway, white in appearance be­
tween the bordering lines, and ex­
tends from earth to the clouds, or so
it deems to do.
There were many places on our
trip where the water was all that
could be desired, Medford is one of
these, but never, anywhere, can one
find a more delicious drink, ice-cold,
than the water which bubbles from
the drinking fountains at Diamond
While in San Francisco, the Co­
quille travelers visited Mrs. Mabie
Laird and her son, Lloyd. The for­
mer is feeling unusually well at this
time and the big city and its climate
seem to agree with her.
The greatest fault this writer has
to find with the vacation trip taken
is that it was all too short to have
the time to appreciate all the sights,
exhibits, and scenery, Which were
available on that 2500-mile jaunt.
where the automobile had Climbed F
to an elevation of more than 7000 feet
on Highway 40. Glistening blue in
the noon day sun it was one of the
highlights of the trip.
Lake Tahoe, except for its size, is
not to compare with Donner, but it is
quite a resort for the wealthy with
its lodges and hotels, all equipped to
appeal to the sporting fraternity.
On Highway 50, which runs from
the south end of the lake through
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