Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on June 13, 1976 · Page 97
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 97

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, June 13, 1976
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g r o u n d . A r c h a e o l o g i s t s h a v e named them Basketrnakers because of their impressive skill in ; that craft, but they were also pot- · terymakers and farmers. From the pithouses, they progressed to the cliff dwellings we find today, stur- dv, compact apartment-like buildings with ceilings still smoked from their open fires. Now, in this primeval land that surrounds, butts up against and · whispers to Mesa Verde, there is only silence. The loin-clothed men and the bare-breasted women are · gone; the laughter of the children has vanished. But sometimes, if you listen closely in the ethereal ' silence, the wind does not always ; sing alone. · After the emotion of Mesa Verde, -; the next stop is the Navajo Nation. : A gargantuan, sun-swept land. · the Navajo Nation covers parts of ' New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and Colorado, an incredible total of 16 . million acres. The ever-present pickup truck is here; so are the · lonely hogans, the weavers, the . shepherds, the wild horses in their graceful freedom. Here, also, is ; Monument Valley. .; Monument Valley seems to have I been created by a superb artist i whose palette was christened with . an infinite variety of concept and : color. Languid clouds float across ' an equally languid land, and the ·· staggering f o r m a t i o n s , some as much as 1.000 feet tall, just toward : those, clouds with brilliant preci- · sion. These monoliths have n a m e s , too: "Three Sisters/' "Baseball Mitt." "Big Chief," "Sitting Hen," "Stagecoach," etc. Tours of this '. startling tribal park are by four- wheel drive vehicles, with native Navajo drivers who show m u c h Open Home Housing Despite the expected crowds, comfortable rooms at reasonable rates are still a v a i l a b l e for the great birthday celebration in Philadelphia this summer. This has been made possible largely through the efforts of Bicentennial Host Houses, Inc. (BHH). Organized to accommodate Bicentennial visitors in b e a u t i f u l .homes, BHH has the unique capacity to expand its listings as needed. Because of this flexibility, BHH has hundreds of rooms available in Philadelphia and its suburbs for all dates throughout the summer. The agency's investory includes an assortment of historically certified homes, restored farmhouses, a wealth of Main Line mansions and even an authentic castle or two. BHH can now place Bicentennial visitors in any part of the Philadelphia metropolitan area desired. Philadelphia's excellent commuter lines permit travelers to bypass mid-city traffic. Double rooms are available for as low as S25.00 a night, with some dormitory space for larger groups at reduced rates. BHH offers a special lodging experience: gracious accommodations in home settings with the per- s o n a l t o u c h t h a t c a n o n l y b e provided by a private host. BHH can be reached by calling (215) 568-5805 or writing to Bicentennial Host Houses. Inc., Suburban Station Building. Suite 285.16th and J.F. Kennedy Boulevard, Philadelphia. Pennsylvania 19103. ·Siafr .Magazine. -June 13. 1976 pride in the natural legend on their land. Grand Canyon? Of course Grand Canyon. Without it, Southwest Adventure would not complete its circle of wonders. Patriarch of these Southwest wonders, the Grand Canyon lulls, teases, beckons, excites. Sometimes it appears aloof to the viewer -- but that is no surprise -- the average visitor takes only minutes to try to comprehend a spectacle that took nature more than five million years to build. Maybe the Canyon resents that. Pinks, greens, grays. blues, eternity's hues that change with the sun, the moon and the seasons, all carved by the Colorado River for one of nature's finest tapestries. When the Havasupai Indians first inhabited the Canyon's welcome floor many centuries ago. one is given to question if these ancients must have wondered, each night as the sky grew dark, if the sun would come up again. Perhaps Chopin should have played the Grand Canvon's tune, soft, rich and moody. Instead, its visual lyrics inspired the dramatic, popular American classic, "Grand Canvon Suite." Such are the highlights of Southwest Adventure, such is the soul of the Southwest. Go and see. BALLOU SLEDGE Realtors P.O.Box 28 ATUKTIC BEACH, K.C. 28512 Phone 919/726-2531 REALTOR . Furniihed Cotta'gej and Apt». All AreuV -;· . 1204NiKfnaiHWy.--Box805: ; t; ':·:. f ·' MYRTLE BIACH,:sic 29577 x f } SHINN REALTY COMPANY OCUN FRONT KENTALS Accepting Reservations Now for Ocean Front 2nd Row Collages. Retirement Home). 307 Lake Park Blvd., P.O. Box 385 CAROLINA BEACH, N.C. 28128 Phone 119/458-8373 r and 458-5800 te W.H. SHINN, Realtor ^ THE MOST TALKED ABOUT ADDRESS IN THE CAROLINAS WILL BE FULLY OCCUPIED BY THE END OF THIS YEAR. SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD -SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD If there's anything more amazing than how quickly people have begun talking about us, it's how quickly they've also begun addressing themselves to us. Permanently. In fact, at the present rate of sales, Maisons will be completely sold out by the end of 1976. But in a way, it's understandable. Because never before in the history of the Carolinas has a concept so spectacular become such a dramatic reality. Rising 25 stories above the exclusive Arcadian Shores section of Myrtle Beach, Maisons overlooks a sweeping 836-foot stretch of the Atlantic, and encompasses superb personal amenities. (Two tennis courts, a fully equipped health club, an Olympic size swimming pool and a library, just to name a few.) Plus all homes feature unique asymmetrical floor plans and multiple bal- balconies which afford breathtaking pano- panoramas of the beach and mainland. So if Maisons is beginning to sound like your place in the sun, you can address us now at Maisons-sur-Mer, Star Route 2, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577, and we'll send you more information. Or just call 803/449-7497. But if you're really serious, the thing to do is plan a special trip to our sales office located just off U.S. 17 adjacent to the Dunes Club and the Arcadian Shores Racquet and Golf Club. And do it quickly. Because, unfortunately, if you find yourself too occupied now, more than likely, you'll find us too occupied later. MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. .··',4 CIIMILKSTOX

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