Wednesday, May 21, 2014

See America Cut-Outs from Junior Editors

 July 25, 1955.  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK.  There are thousands of wonderful places to see all over the United States.  One of the most exciting is Yellowstone National Park.  Yellowstone has animals, waterfalls, geysers, petrified forests, a pool of boiling clay of different colors, canyons, rivers - just about everything in nature is represented.  When Junior Editors travel through the northwestern states they'll probably visit Yellowstone.  It's the largest of our many national parks, and was the first set aside for people to visit - in 1872.  The park is 3,453 square miles, more than three times the size of Rhode Island.  It lies in three states, Wyoming, Montana and Idaho.  Yellowstone is in the very heart of the Rocky Mountains.  Good roads wind all the way through the park, and there are numerous hotels and public camping places.  More than half a million people visit the park every year, and many of them camp out along the way.  The oldest large wildlife preserve in the United States is at Yellowstone.  Hunting is forbidden in the park.  The friendly animals you can meet include bears, elk, deer, antelope, buffalo, moose.  There are also many birds, fish and small animals.  Driving through Yellowstone you very likely would see a bear with her two cubs just like the ones pictured here.  To start your own collection of things to see in America, paste the picture on cardboard.  When it's dry, color the whole picture with colored crayons.  Later you can cut out the bear and her cubs along the heavy outline.  Fold back the ends on the dotted lines and there you have three bears, standing up.
July 26, 1955.  STATUE OF LIBERTY.  When Junior Editors visit New York City they will want to see the Statue of Liberty which stands on Bedloe's Island in New York harbor.  The colossal copper statue is that of a woman dressed in a loose robe.  Her right arm holds a torch high, while her left clasps a tablet bearing the date of the Declaration of Independence.  On her head rests a crown with huge spikes, like sun rays.  At her feet is a broken chain which is seldom noticed.  It is a symbol of the bonds which chain a people struggling for liberty.  More than half a million people every year travel by ferry from Manhattan Island to see the statue and climb as high as its crown.  The statue, the largest ever made, was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the United States.  Frederic Auguste Bartholdi designed it.  It is made of thin sheets of copper hammered over a steel framework.  The framework, resembling an oil derrick, was made by Gustave Eiffel, who designed the Eiffel Tower in Paris.  Standing 151 feet high, the statue weighs a total of 450,000 pounds.  The torch rises 305 feet above the base of the pedestal.  It was presented to this country in 1884, brought here later and unveiled in 1886.  In 1921 it became a national monument.  Every foreign visitor who comes to America knows about this famous lady who lifts her lamp of liberty.  As ships come into the bay, passengers rush to the rail to greet her.  For your statue of the Statue  of Liberty paste this picture down on stiff paper.  When dry, color with crayons.  Cut out along the heavy lines and fold on the dotted lines.  Paste the blank tab under the tab farthest left, bend the two grass panels forward and the figure will stand up.

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