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Identifier: nationalparkspor1917yard (find matches)
Title: The national parks portfolio
Year: 1917 (1910s)
Authors: Yard, Robert Sterling, 1861-1945 United States. National Park Service
Subjects: National parks and reserves
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : U.S. G.P.O.
Contributing Library: Harold B. Lee Library
Digitizing Sponsor: Brigham Young University



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d mountain mass in the world, witheruptions about once a decade, and has poured out more lava during the lastcentury than any other volcano on the globe. Haleakala is a mountain massten thousand feet high, with a tremendous crater rift in its summit eight milesin diameter and three thousand feet deep, containing many high lava cones. Haleakala is probably the largest of all known craters among volcanoesthat are technically known as active. It erupted less than two hundred yearsago. The crater at sunrise is the grandest volcanic spectacle on earth. The lava lake at Kilauea is the most spectacular feature of the new nationalpark. It drawls visitors from all over the world. It is a lake of molten, fierylava a thousand feet long, splashing on its banks with a noise like waves of thesea, while great fountains boil through it fifty feet high. The park also includes gorgeous tropical jungles and fine forests. Sandal-wood, elsewhere extinct, grows there luxuriantly. There are mahogany groves.
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Photograph by J. J. WtUiams, Honolulu Lava Flow of 1881 Cascading into Pool of Water

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