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stampsuire prompt delivery arrival be due on postage paid theets containing coura the regi
stamps may be used. All mail intended to be over $5 to $25, 18 cents; over $25 to $50, 20 cents: carried by airplane should be plainly marked over $50 to $75. 25 cents: over $75 to $100, 30 cents: in the space immediately below the stamps and over $100 to $200. 40 cents; over $200 to $300, above the address "Via air mail."
50 cents; over $300 to $400, 60 cents; over $400 to The postage on all air mail should be fully $500, 70 cents; over $500 to $600, 80 cents; over $600 prepaid in order to expedite its handling. to $700. 85 cents: over $700 to $800, 90 cents: over
Any mailable matter, except that liable to $800 to $900, 95 cents; over $900 to $1.000. $1.00. damage from freezing. may be sent by air mail Provided, That registered mail, having a declared at the above rate of postage, including sealed value in excess of the maximum indemnity covered parcels not exceeding 70 pounds in weight and by the registry fee paid, shall be subject to surnot exceeding 100 inches in length and girth charge, as follows: when the declared value exceeds combined. The limitation as to possible dam the maximum indemnity covered by the registry fee age by freezing does not apply to cut flowers paid by not more than $50, 1 cent; and so on up to or queen bees
7 cents for $800.01 to $999.99, and if the excess of Registry, Insurance, and C. O. D. services for air the declared value over the maximum indemnity
plane mail-Any domestic matter acceptable covered by the registry fee paid is $1,000 or more. for transmission as registered, insured, or C. O. the additional fees for each $1,000 or part of $1,000. D. mail, may be sent by air mail service upon range from 8 to 13 cents, according to distance. payment of the prescribed registry, insurance, Mail matter without intrinsic value for which no or C. O. D. fee in addition to the required air indemnity is provided may be registered at the mail postage.
minimum fee of 15 cents. Foreign-For Canada, 6 cents per ounce or frac Any mailable articles, except unsealed fourth
tion; for other countries, inquire at post office. class matter (parcel post) for domestic destinaSpecial Delivery- The use of special delivery tions, may be registered
stamps in addition to the Air Mail postage Mailable second and third class matter, valued at will insure prompt delivery at office of address, over $100, upon which & registry fee in excess of and is recommended when arrival be due on 30 cents is paid, must be sealed and first-class week days after last carrier delivery or on Sundays and holidays. Any information concerning contract air mail routes may be ob may also be registered if sealed and the required tained from the postmaster
fee, and postage at the first class rate, are paid. Registered Mail-The registry fees on both A sender's return receipt may be obtained for a domestic and foreign mail must be prepaid by domestic registered article (except registered C. O. stamps affixed in addition to the regular postage. D. mail) upon payment at the time of mailing of a
The registry fees for domestic registered mail are fee of 3 cents; after mailing. 5 cents; and at time --for registry indemnity not exceeding $5, 15 cents: 1 of mailing to show address of delivery. 23 cents.
INTERNATIONAL REGISTERED AND DOMESTIC AND INSURED AND C. 0. D. MAIL Letters, prints of all kinds, including raised print Island and Prince's Island), Sarawak, Straits Setfor the blind, single and reply-paid post cards, |tlements, Surinam, Switzerland, Western Samoa, small packets, samples of merchandise and com. and the Windward Islands, Argentina, Barbados, mercial papers may be registered to practically all | British Guiana, Colombia, Iceland, Portuguese East foreign countries
Africa (Mozambique). Parcel post mail may be registered to some, not Fees-The insurance fees range from 5 cents to all, foreign countries. In the case of a few foreign | 55 cents, providing for indemnity, in the event of countries indemnity ranging from $9.65 to $100 is loss, rifling, or damage, in most cases, up to $100 paid for the loss, rifling or damage of international However, the insurance fees on parcels exchanged parcel post articles. (Consult postmaster.)
between Continental United States (not including The registration fee for all articles of whatever Alaska) and Great Britain and Northern Ireland class addressed to foreign countries, is 15 cents, range from 20 cents to $1.50, providing for indemexcept registered parcel post packages for certain nity, in the event of loss, rifling, or damage. up to countries, concerning which consult postmaster. | $2,000. Also, the maximum indemnity payable for Limited indemnity is payable for the total loss the loss, rifling. or damage of insured parcels (cover and contents) of Postal Union registered addressed to Colombia is $165; Canada and Switzerarticles addressed to foreign countries, and for land is $200; to Portuguese West Africa. $9.65: to rifling or damage when responsibility rests with Ecuador, $50, and to Portugal (including Madeira this country, or, when exchanged with Great and the Azores), $50, except that in the case of Britain, except that, in the latter event, the con Portugal, the indemnity payable is restricted to tents must be so damaged while in the custody of
cases of loss (wrapper and contents) only. the United States or British Postal Service as to Canada and Newfoundland-Printed matter, and destroy their value entirely (unless the damage 8-ounce packages of merchandise addressed to arose from the fault of the sender or from causes Canada or Newfoundland may also be insured subbeyond control).
ject to the same fees and under the same 'condiA charge of 5 cents is collected from the sender tions, including payment of indemnity, insofar as in addition to the postage and registry fee, for a applicable, as apply to mailable merchandise and return receipt for a Postal Union registered article I printed matter designated as third or fourth class requested at the time of mailing, and 10 cents if in the United States domestic mails, such matter, requested after mailing. Consult postmaster as to
except parcel post, may also be registered. Packfees chargeable for return receipts for registered ages of merchandise weighing up to 60 pounds may international parcel post packages.
be registered when sealed and postage is paid at A charge of 10 cents shall be made for an inquiry the letter rate of 3 cents an ounce or fraction or complaint in connection with registered cr in of an ounce, but may not be insured. Merchandise sured mail addressed to a foreign country unless transmitted to Newfoundland under the classithe sender has failed to receive a return receipt fication of small packets" may be registered but for which he paid the required fee, or is able to not insured. There is no provision for the transshow that a prima facie loss or other irregularity mission of merchandise under the classification of has occurred through fault of the Postal Service. "small packets" when addressed for delivery in (Consult postmaster for further details.)
Canada. The weight limit of parcel post packages International Registered C. 0. D. Mail-Parcel addressed to Canada and Newfoundland is 15 post packages, printed matter, eight-ounce pack pounds. ages of merchandise, and small packets may be Senders' return receipts are not furnished for sent as registered C. O. D. between any money I insured parcels addressed to Canada. order post office in the United States (including International Insured C. 0. D. Mail-Insured Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, Tutuilla, and C. 0. D. parcel post service is in effect with Cothe Virgin Islands of the United States, but ex lombia. The C. 0. D. fees, which provide limited Juding the Canal Zone and Philippine Islands) | indemnity. range from 30 cents to 70 cents. (Conand any money order post office in Mexico. The sult postmaster for further particulars.) fees (including registeration) range from 30 cents Return receipts for insured C. 0. D. parcels sent to 60 cents, providing for a maximum C. 0. D. to the country mentioned above will be furnished collection or indemnity of $100. (For Further upon request therefor by the sender and upon payparticulars, consult postmaster.)
ment of a fee of 5 cents for each receipt: 10 cents ternational Insured Mail-Insured parcel post for each receipt requested after mailing service has been inaugurated between the United Limited indemnity may be paid in respect of the States and The Bahamas, Brunei, Canada, Ecua loss, rifling, or damage of parcel post packages exdor, Federated Malay States, French Indo-China; changed with certain countries under the AgreeGreat Britain and Northern Ireland Ireland, ment of the Postal Union of the Americas and Japan. Leeward Islands, Macao, Netherlands Spain (Consult postmaster.) Indies, Newfoundland (including Labrador). New Domestic Insured Mail-Domestic third and Zealand, Non-Federated Malay States, North fourth-class matter, mailed at or addressed to any Borneo (State of), Portugal (including Ma post office in the United States or its possessions deira and the Azores), Portuguese West Africa (except parcels mailed in the Philippine Islands). Angolu. Cape Verde Islands, Guinea, St. Thomas l or on or to United States naval vessels, may (except when addressed to the Philippine Islands) be or C. O. D. mail is restricted in delivery to insured against loss, rifling or damage in an addressee only, or to the addressee's order. amount equivalent to its value or the cost of Money Orders--The maximum is $100, but there repairs, but not to exceed $5, upon payment of & is no limit to the number that can be issued in fee of 5 cents, $25 for 10 cents, $50 for 15 cents, one day to the same remitter. Original domestic $100 for 25 cents, $150 for 30 cents, or $200 for money orders issued at and drawn on any post 35 cents, in addition to the postage, both fee and office in the continental United States, excepting postage to be prepaid. Fee for return receipt re Alaska, may be paid at any post office in the conquested at time of mailing, 3 cents; after mailing, tinental United States, excepting Alaska, if pre5 cents; at time of mailing to show address of sented for payment before the expiration of the delivery. 23 cents.
thirtieth day following the date of issue but an There is no insurance service from the Philippine additional fee is charged unless paid at the office Islands to the United States and the limit for drawn on or repaid at the office of issue at either which domestic parcels addressed to the Philippine of which they may be cashed without such charge Islands may be insured is $100.
if presented within the period of validity which is Domestic Unregistered C. 0. D. Mail-Domestic one year from the last day of the month of issue. third and fourth-class matter, and sealed domestic The fees for domestic orders are: $0.01 to $2.50, mail matter of any class bearing postage at the 6 cents: $2.51 to $5, 8 cents; $5.01 to $10, 11 cents; first-class rate, may be sent C. O. D. between $10.01 to $20, 13 cents; $20.01 to $40, 15 cents: money order offices of the United States and its $40.01 to $60. 18 cents: $60.01 to $80, 20 cents: possessions but not to or from the Philippines, the $80.01 to $100, 22 cents International money Canal Zone, or United States naval vessels. The orders cost 10 cents for $10.00 or less, and 10 maximum amount collectible on a single C. 0. D. I cents extra on each additional $10 up to $1 for $100. article is $200. The fees for C. O. D. collections are Unmailable matter-Includes not only all legitAs follows: from $0.01 to $5, 12 cents; from $5.01 to imate matter not conforming to the rules as to $25, 17 cents: from $25.01 to $50, 22 cents; from legibility of address, size of package or certificates $50.01 to $100, 32 cents: from $100.01 to $150, 40 of inspection, but also pistols, revolvers, or other cents, and from $150.01 to $200, 45 cents. Such firearms that can be concealed on the person; and parcels are insured against loss, rifling or damage | game, etc., killed out of season, poisons, explosive in an amount equivalent to the actual value or the or infiammable articles, or bad smelling: all spiritcost of repairs, but not to exceed $5, $25, $50, $100, | uous and malt liquors; all liquor advertisements to $150 or $200, according to whether a 12, 17, 22, 32, or from Prohibition localities, indecent matter, 40 or 45-cent fee was paid.
writter or otherwise; dunning postals and lottery. Domestic Registered C. 0. D. Mail-Sealed do endless chain and fraud matter. mestic C. O. D. mail of any class bearing postage at For information as to the articles prohibited to the first-class rate may be registered. The fees on foreign countries see Part II of the Official Postal domestic registered C. O. D mail range from 25 Guide. cents to $1.20 according to amount to be collected Postal Savings-One dollar will open an interestor amount of indemnity desired. Surcharges are bearing account. Any person ten years old or over collectible on registered collect-on-delivery mail may start an account. A married woman may deas on regular registered mail. (Consult postmaster.)posit in her own name. Any number of dollars may
Restricted Delivery-An additional charge of be deposited, and at any time, until the balance 10 cents is made when domestic registered, insured, to the credit of a depositor amounts to $2.500.
positeimosited, and at any
amounts to $2.500
CoReduceded news are and Plexico, N
FOREIGN POSTAGE RATES Letters-3 cents per ounce or fraction thereof to by publishers or registered news agents is subject to any of the following countries-Argentina, Bolivia, the postage rate of 1 cent for each 4 ounces or Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, fraction thereof. Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, There is no limit of weight for second-class matHonduras (Repub. of), Mexico, Newfoundland (in- ter sent to Canada, Cuba, Mexico, Newfoundland cluding Labrador), Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, (including Labrador), and Panama by pub ishers Peru, El Salvador, Spain, and Possessions, Uru- or registered news agents. guay, Venezuela.
1 Reduced Postage Rates on Books to Certain For all other foreign destinations, 5 cents, first Countries- The postage rate applicable to books ounce; and 3 cents, each additional ounce or frac-which do not contain any publicity or advertising tion. Maximum dimensions: Length, breadth, and other than that appearing on the covers of flythickness combined, 36 inches: greatest length, 24 leaves, is 5 cents per pound or fraction thereof, up inches. When sent in the form of a roll the length to a weight limit of 22 pounds, when addressed to (the maximum of which is 32 inches) plus twice the following countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, the diameter is limited to 0 inches. Minimum Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Redimensions: It is recommended that articles meas
s recommended that articles meas- public Ecuador El Salvador, Gautemala, Haiti, ure not less than 4 inches in length and 24 inches Honduras Republic of, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, in width.
Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela, Letter Packages-Merchandise may be sent at Printed matter for the blind-For all foreign the letter rate to certain foreign destinations (see destinations, 1 cent each 2 pounds 3 ounces or frac. Part II of the Official Postal Guide), when an in tion. Limit of weight-15 pounds, 6 ounces. Divoice or customs declaration is inclosed and a mensions--same as for letters. green label (which may be obtained from the post Sample of merchandise-For all foreign desothce) must be affixed to the outside of the enVelope or wrapper.
a minimum charge of 3 cents. Limit of weight Post Cards-2 cents to the countries named 18 ounces. Dimensions-same as for letters. above: 3 cents to any country not in the list. Cards Commercial papers-To all foreign destina must not exceed 6 x 44 in., or be less than 4 x 234
exceed 6 x 414, in or be less than 4 x 234 | 112 cents for each 2 ounces or fraction. With a in.
minimum charge of 5 cents. Limit of weightPrinted matter (including second-class matter, 4 pounds, 6 ounces. Dimensions-same as for letexcept when mailed by publishers or registered news ters. agents to certain countries, as explained in Note).
Small packets-Three cents for each 2 ounces, For all foreign destinations, 112 cents each 2 with a minimum charge of 15 cents per packet. ounces or fraction. Limit of weight-4 pounds 6 Limit of weight-2 pounds 3 ounces. Dimensions ounces in general and 6 pounds 9 ounces for single --Same as for letters. (See Part II of the Official volumes of printed books, except to the countries Postal Guide, for list of countries which accept (other than Canada and Newfoundland) under small packets.) Small packets must bear the green the item "Letters" above, where the limit of label (Form C1), Form 2976. They must also be weight for printed matter in general in some cases accompanied by the paper form of customs declarais 11 pounds in others, 22 pounds, and for single tion (Form 2976-A), properly completed by the volumes, 22 pounds. However, there is no limit
sender and enclosed in the small packet. It is likeof weight for single volumes to Cuba, Mexico, wise permissible to enclose in small packet an open Panama, and El Salvador. To Canada and New - invoice reduced to its essential terms. Every small foundland the weight limit for prints in general
packet must be clearly marked on the wrapper by is 4 pounds, 6 ounces; single volumes, 11 pounds; the sender with the words "small packet." dimensions--Same as for letters.
8-ounce merchandise packages--Packages of Note-Daily newspapers issued and mailed AS merchandise weighing 8 ounces or less for the frequently as 6 times a week to bona fide suh countries mentioned under "Letters''. 2 cents scribers in Canada and Newfoundland by publishers for each 2 ounces or fraction thereof, except that or registered news agents and all second-class mat when the contents consist of seeds, scions, plants, ter mailed by publishers or registered news agents cuttings, bulbs, or roots, the rate is 192 cents for to the other countries mentioned under subhead each 2 ounces or fraction. (This is not parcel post, ing Letters are subject to the postage rates pie must not have customs declarations attached and scribed in paragraphs 1, 2, 4 and 6, of section 538, must not be sealed except when addressed for Postal Laws and Regulations, 1940. Other second-delivery in Canada, in which case such package class matter mailed to Canada and Newfoundland should be marked "This may be opened for postal
29764paper2976. The bearich accent
Inspection if necessary." There is also an excep the regular postage, by United States specialtion with respect to sealing in the case of c. O. D. delivery or other stamps affixed to the cover. There 8-ounce merchandise packages for Mexico, which should also be affixed one of the "exprès" labels may be sealed.)
(Form 2977) or the cover must be marked boldly in Special-Delivery (Esprès) Service-Is in force red ink "Exprès", directly below but never on the with the following foreign countries:
stamps. In some countries the service is limited Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Belgium, Brazil, to certain cities, lists of which appear under the British Guina, British Honduras (Belize only), country items in Part II of the Offcial Postal Chile, China, Cuba, Cyprus, Canada, Dan Guide. In Canada and Newfouudland the specialzig, Denmark Dominican Rep., Ecuador, Egypt. delivery service applies only to letters (or articles Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gold Coast | I prepaid at the letter rate). In the other countries Colony, Gibraltar, Great Britain and Northern of the above list, the exprès" feature is applicable Ireland, Guatemala, Hungary, Ireland, Italy and to ordinary and registered Postal Union articles Italian colonies, Japan, Kenya and Uganda, Latvia, (letters, post cards, commercial papers, printed Lithuania, Luxemburg Mexico, Morocco (Spanish matter, samples and small packets), but not to Zone). Netherlands, Newfoundland (including Lab parcel-post packages. rador), Norway, Nyasaland Protectorate, Pales Parcel post packages, which are acceptable for tine, Panama, Poland Portugal, St. Pierre and practically all foreign countries, are subject to the Miquelon, Sweden, Switzerland, Trans-Jordan,' and postage rate of 14 cents a pound or fraction of a Union of South Africa.
pound plus transit charges or surcharges, in many An article intended for special ("'exprès") de- cases. (Consult postmaster relative to limits of livery in any of the countries mentioned above weight, maximum dimensions and other conditions. (except Canada where the U S. domestic fees applicable to parcel post packages for foreign counapply) must be prepaid 20 cents, in addition to I tries.)
paparcel poall foreiments a pousurcharges
Postal Revenues and Expenditures
Source: Office of the Postmaster General
Extent Paid as Com Gross Gross Ex- Ordinary Post-
Post | of Post pensation of Revenue of penditure of age Stamps
1850. 1860 1870... 1880.. 1890. 1900.. 1910... 1920 1925... 1930.. 1931... 1932... 1933 1934 1935... 1936... 1937... 1938 1939.... 1940....
Dollars Number Miles Dollars
POSTAL RECEIPTS AT BIG CITIES
Dollars Dollars Dollars Dollars Dollars Dollars Dollars Dollars 1920.. 49,563,485 41,241,378 14,692,104 il,171,916 8,234,742 6,032,429 5.561,099 6,461.553 1925..
65,478,107] 56,078,907 17,757,085 14,739,734 12,099,496 9,425,034 8,457.228 7.414,013 1926... 71.984,458 60,655,018 20, 144,561 16,139,232 12,725.965) 10.921.774 10.039,635 8,282,873 1927....
74,448,651 61,895,230 20,432,011 17,164,354 13,659,064 11,066,859 10,782,077 8.967, 189 1928
77.159,777| 61.855,162 20.102,552 17,268,742 12,961654/ 10,904,542 11,085,663 9,278,038 1929.. 78.708,423 61,673,993 19.175.546 18.001.792 12,624,381 10,471,654 11,801,137 9,023,123 1930.... 79,825,449 61,223,378 19,598,562 18,029,127 12,622,482 10,184,905 11,639,326 8.961.790 1931, 71,957,857 53,721,759 18,094,970 16,653,102 11,843,062 8,934,312 10,058,902 8.638,261 1932.. 64,000,958 44,958,470 16,033.992) 15,154,883 10,210,977 7,322,550 8,631,466 8,237,957 1933.. 63,228,452 42,399,349 15,992,443 15,785,235 10,215,072 7,346,777 8,147.781 8,126,625 1934
60,165,546] 43,009,090 15,319,495 14,577,151 9,299,373 7,297.793 8,263,621 7,415,203 1935.. 62,370,201 46,856,218 15,913,716 14,885 295 9.663,320 7,464,316 8.754,412 7,832,653 1936
67,458.823) 50,254,596 16,692,066 15,780.667 10,052,028 7,852,958) 9,871,839 .8.040.500 1937... 76,201,229 56,256,225 18,098,676 16,726,448 10.648,174 8,361,771 11,227,672 8,545,796 1938.
71,011,837] 56,075,799 17,932,969 16,378,960 10.653,874 7,137,1531 10,941,858 8.350.610 1939.....171,619, 1501
71.619, 1501 57.127.244) 18.054.344 16,907,813 10.834,762 8,115,3601 11,005.80918.520.722 1940... 73.517,691 59,188,343) 18,530,993 16,802,955/ 11,048,466 8,091,976 12,107,650 8,573,296
Los Angeles Postal Receipts: 1934, $8,898,482; 1935, $9,798,824; 1936, $10,641,757; 1937. $12,239.800: 1938, $12,579,857; 1939, $13,313,738; 1940, $13,771,456: 1941, $14,538,612.
TOTAL POSTAL SAVINGS ON DEPOSIT AT THE CLOSE OF EACH FISCAL YEAR 1917.1$131.954.696|1922..1$137.736,439||1927..13147,359,254||1932../$ 784,820,623||1937.1$1,267.673.740 1918 148.471.4991|1923. 131.671.3001|1928.. 152,143,3491|1933.. 18.104.22.168l 1938.1 1.251.799 180 1919.1 167.323.260 | 1924.. 132.655.1471|1929.. 153,644,5291|1934..1.197.920.185||1939) 1.262 291 829 19201 157.276.3221 1925. I 132,173.211ll1930..1 175,271.686||1935..1.204.862,940||1940) 1.293.409 735 1921.152.389.903|1926. 134.178.558||1931., 347,416.870|1936.. 11.231,673,156||..
Postmaster General Frank C. Walker reported a which cost $59,393,275. This included the frankdeficit of $40.784.238 for the Postoffice Department ing privilege for members of Congress, service for for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1940. He said government departments and blind persons, service the Department would have made a profit of to subsidize the air mall and to perform "non$18,609,036 had it not been for the free service | postalfunctions.
The black penny stamp of Great Britain in 1840 "The modern stamps bear & variety of devices. makes May 6 memorable as the birthday of the from kangaroos to rainbows. Some are postal first "adhesive postal paper." The subsequent
peepholes into their country's resources. Colom
bia, for example, has stamped the nation's letters century has been a success story of advance from
with pictures of oil wells, gold mines, emerald rag-paper to riches for the modest little gummed
mines, and coffee plantations. rectangles.
"Others are one-glimpse sight-seeing tours "The first adhesive was a penny portrait, in through the land of their origin, such as the 1934 austere black and white, of young Queen Victoria's National Parks issue of the United States or Japronlle," says the National Geographic Society. I pan's 1935 series of Mount Fuji views."
Highest and Lowest Altitudes in the U. S., by States
| Eleva-Mean Name County tion Name County tion Elev.
Alabama... ..Cheaha Mountain, Clay-Talladega. 2,407 Gull of Mexico ..
Sea lev. 500 Alaska. Mount McKinley..
1 20.300 Pacific Ocean.
Sea lev. Arizona .... Humphreys Peak..
12,611 Colorado R.... Yuma....
2.800 Ouachita R. Ashley-Un.
- 280 2.900 Canal Zone.. Cerro Galera....... S. W. part Zonel 1,207....
11:::.......... Carib. Sea. Sea ley. 100 Colorado.. Mount Elbert......
14,431 Arkansas R... Prowers... 3,3501 6,800 Connecticut Bear Mountain Litchfield...... 2.355 L. 1. Sound...
Sea lev. 500 Delaware... Centreville.... New Castle.. 440 Atlantic Ocean
Sea lev. 60 Dist. of Col. Tenleytown.... N. W. part.
420 Potomac R....
Sea lev. 150 Florida. Iron Mountain. Polk.....
325 Atlantic Ocean
Sea lev. 100 Georgia... Brasstown Bald. Towns-UO 4,768 Atlantic Ocean
600 Guam.. Mount Lurnlum.
1,334 Pacific Ocean.
Sea lev... Hawail. Mauna Kea...... Hawail...
13,784 Pacific Ocean.
12,655 Snake R..... Nez Perce. 720 Illinois...
Charles Mound..., Jo Da viess.. 1,241 Mississippi R. Alexander.. 279 600 Indiana.. Greengfork Top..... Randolph..
1.240|Ohio R....... Vanderb'g. 316 700 Iow&...... North boundary ... Osceola ....
1.675 Mississippi R.. Lee....., 477 1.100 Kansas.... On W. boundary... Wallace.
4.135 Verdigris R...Montg'm'y 7001 2.000 Kentucky.. Big Black Mountain Harlan ..
4,150 Mississippi R. Fulton .... 257 750 Louisiana... Athens (old)....... Claiborne...
469 New Orleans Orleans... -0.5 100 Maine..... Mount Katahdin... Piscataquis. 5,268 Atlantic Ocean
Sea lev. 600 Maryland... Backbone Mountain Garrett ..... 3.340 Atlantic Ocean.
Sea lev. 350 Massachusetts. Mount Greylock .... Berkshire.... 3.505 Atlantic Ocean
Sea lev. 500 Michigan..... Porcupine Mounting Ontonagon. 2,023 Lake Erie.....
900 Minnesota..... Misquah Hills.... Cook....
602 1,200 Mississippi.. Near luka.... Tishomingo. 806 Gulf of Mexico ..
CO .........Sea lev. 300 Missouri... Taum Sauk M't'n. Iron.
1,772 St. Francis R..Dunklin... 230 800 Montana........ Granite Peak.. Carbon,.
12.850 Kootenal R... Flathead.. 1,800 3,400 Nebraska... S.W.part of county .Banner ...
5,300 S.E. cor. State Richardson 825 2.600 Nevada..... East Peak......... 118meruids
13.145 Colorado R.... Clark ..... 470 5,500 New Hampshire.. Mt. Washington,... Coos.....
6,288 Atlantic Ocean
Sea lev. 1,000
Sea lev. 250 New Mexico..... North Truchas Peak Rio Arriba 13,306 Red Blufl.... Eddy. 1 2,876 5.700 New York..... Mount Marcy...... Essex....
5,344 Atlantic Ocean
Sea lev. 1,000 North Carolina Mount Mitchell.... Yancey..
6,684 Atlantic Ocean
Sea lev. 700 North Dakota .... Black Butte... Slope....
3,468 Pembina ...
790 1,900 Campbell HII... Logan.
1.550 Ohio R..... Hamilton.. Onio...........
425 850 Oklahoma..... Black Mesa......
4.978 Red R...... McCurtain 300 1.300 Oregon..... Mount Hood.. Clackamas H.R. 11.245 Pacific Ocean
Sea lev. 3,300 Pennsylvania.. Negro Mountain... Somerset.
3.213 Delaware R...
Sea lev. 1.100 Philippine Islands Mount Apo........ Mindanao Is... 9.610 Pacific Ocean.
Sea lev....... Puerto Rico.. Cerro de Punta.... Ponce (Peak 5). 4,399 Atlantic Ocean
Sea lev... Rhode Island... Durlee Hill....
805 Atlantic Ocean Samoa ........ Lata Peak...... Tau Island..
3,056............. South Carolina... Sassafras Mountain Pickens.... 3,548 Atlantic Ocean South Dakota.... Harney Peak...... Pennington.. 7.242 Big Stone Lake Roberts.. 962 2.200 Tennessee.. Clingman's Dome...Sevler....... 6.642 Mississippi R.. Shelby...
1821 900 Texas.. Guadalupe Peak... Culberson..... 8.751 Gull of Mexico
Sea lev. 1.700 Utah.... Kings Peaks..
13,498 (Bea verdim Ck. Washingt'n 2,000 6,100 Vermont.. Mount Mansfield.. Lamoille...... 4,393 LakeChampi'n Franklin...
1.000 Virginia... Mount Rogers..... Grayson-Smyth] 5,719 Atlantic Ocean
Sea lev. 950 Virgin Islands... Crown Hill...... is. St. Thomas. 1,550 Atlantic Ocean
Sea lev..... Washington, Mount Rainier .....
Sea lev. 1.700 West Virginia.... Spruce Knob.... Pendleton..... 4,860 Potomac R.....
240 1,500 Wisconsin....... Rib Hill....... Marathon..... 1,940 Lake Michigan
581 1.050 Wyoming... Gannett Peak... Fremont ......13,785B. Four
13.785 B. Fourche R. Crook... 3,100 6.700 U.S. (ex. Alaska). / Mount Whitney. Jinyo-T'l're. Cal. | 14,495 Death Valley.. Inyo, Cal -280 2.500
The original Indian name for Mount McKinley | The highest peaks in Canada are Logan (19,850 was Denali ("Home of the Sun"). It is crowned it.), and St. Elias (18,008 ft.), both in the Yukon
and both on or near the Alaska border. Fairby two peaks, the south pinnacle soaring to 20,300 feet; the north to approximately 20,000 feet.
weather (15,287 ft.) is on the British Columbia
Alaska boundary. For a list of the principal Adirondack and Cat
The highest point in the West Indies is in the skill peaks, see article on New York State.
Dominican Republic, Mount Tina (10,300 ft.). The chief peaks in the Great Smoky range in
In Mexico, among the highest known and named North Carolina-Tennessee, and in the White peaks are Citaltepetl, also known as Orizaba Mountains of New Hampshire, are listed in the (18,077 ft.); Popocatepetl (17,880 ft.); and 1938 Almanac.
Iztaccihuatl (17,670 ft.).
The Continental Divide
Source: United States Geographic Board Continental Divide: watershed, created by moun. Thence by a very irregular route northerly across
ranges or table-lands of the Rocky Mountains, Colorado along the western summits of the Rio from which the drainage is easterly or westerly; the Grande and of the Arkansas, the South Platte, and easterly flowing waters reaching the Atlantic Ocean the North Platte River basins, and across Rocky chiefly through the Gulf of Mexico, and the west- | Mountain National Park, entering Wyoming near erly flowing waters reaching the Pacific Ocean long. 106° 10' W. through the Columbia River, or through the Colo
Thence northwesterly across Wyoming along the rado River, which flows into the Gulf of California. I
western rims of the North Platte, Big Horn, and The location and route of the Continental Divide | Yellowstone River basins, crossing the southwest across the United States may briefly be described as
corner of Yellowstone National Park. follows: Beginning at the point of its crossing the United
Thence in a northwsterly direction, forming the
common boundary of Idaho and Montana, to & States-Mexican boundary, near long. 108° 45' W., the Divide, in a northerly direction, crosses New
point on said boundary near long. 114° 00' W. Mexico along the western edge of the Rio Grande Thence northeasterly and northwesterly through drainage basin, entering Colorado near long, 106° Montana and the Glacier National Park, entering 35' W.
Canada near long. 114° 04' W.
Highest and Lowest Continental Altitudes
Sea Level (Feet)
(Feet) North America. Mount McKinley, Alaska.....
20,300 Death Valley. Callfornla...
280 South America. Mount Aconcagua, Argentina..
22,834 Sea level.
1,290 Africa.... Kibo (Kilimanjaro).Tanganyika Terr.. | 19,710 |Libyan Desert .....
440 Australia.. Mount Kosciusko, New South Wales..! 7,328 Lake Eyre, South Australl Antarctica ..... Mt. Thorvald Nilson ...............
........................... .......... Greatest ocean depth, near the Island of Mindanao, 35,400 feet.
Approximate mean elevation (feet)--North America, 2,000; South America, 1,800; Europe, 980; Asia 3,000: Africa, 1,900; Australia, 1,000; Antarctic, 6,000
The Globe's surface at the North Pole, according to the late Robert E. Peary, and as found by the Russian expedition of 1937, is at sea level-just water, ice-covered much of the time.
The elevation at the South Pole, as noted by Scott, was 9,070 feet.
../Mt. Thorosciusko, Neanganyika
HIGH SOUTH AMERICAN PEAKS
Feet Peak Country
Feet ..21,395 Parinacota, Chile...... 20,950 Cotopaxi, Ecuador ....... 19,347 22,349 Antofalla, Chile
20,900 Cayambe. Ecuador....... 19,534 22,302 Chimborazo, Ecuador. 20,702 Licancaur, Bolivia.... .... 19,456 ....22,050 Famantina, Arg....... 20,700 Antisana, Ecuador...
19.335 ..22,146 Pomarape, Chile. .... 20,500 Chachcani, Peru....
18.898 20,686 Tupungato, Chile.
20,269 Herveo, Colombia.. ...18,350 ..21,286 Huaina Potosi, Bolivia 20,260 Tolima, Colombia
.18,438 21,220 Juncal, C.-A.
20.175 Huila, Colombia... .18.000 .21,181 Arequipa (Misti), Peru .. 20,300 Aconquija, Arg...
17,740 .: 21,000 San Jose, Chile ........... 20,000 Altar, Ecuador....
17,710 .21,0001 Copiapo, Chile...
Volcanoes Active Within the Last Century
Source: American Museum of Natural History Peak and Country Altitude Ft. Peak and Country Altitude Ft. Peak and Country Altitude Ft.
Cotopaxi, Ecuador .........19,488 Llaima, Chile....
.. 10,037 El Salvador, Salvador ... ... 0,759 San Pedro y Pablo, Bolivia. 19,423 Pico de Cano, Cape Verde... 9.744 Isarog, Philippines.. . 6,634 Sangay, Ecuador ..... ...... 17.464 Gede, Java, ......
9.720 Oraefajokull, Iceland.. 6,424 (arahuairazn, Ecuador...... 16,515 Merapi, Sumatr
9,488 Izalco, Salvador ....
6,200 Pichincha, Ecuador .. .....15,918 Lonqulmal, Chile....
9.480 Bandai, Japan.......
6,037 Karissimbi, Africa..........14,683 Merapi, Java.....
9.432 Pogromnol, Alaska..
5,523 Clarence Peak, Fernando Po. 14,683 Ruapehu, New Zealand
9.175 Makushin, Alaska...,
5,474 Cameroon, Africa..... 13,370 Shishaldin, Alaska...... 8,952 Cristobal, Nicaragua.
5,300 Erebus, Antarctic... ....13,300 Papandayang, Java......... 8,611 Hekla, Iceland ......
5.110 Colima, Mexico. .
... 13.092 Pacaya, Guatemala......... 8.390 Mauga Loa, Savall ..... 5,000 Mauna Loa, Hawait. 12.675 Beerenberg. Jan Mayen Isl. 8,350 Ometepe, Nicaragua..
5,000 Descabezado Grande, Chile.. 12,562 Santa Ana, Salvador. ...... 8,300 Grande Soufriere, Guadel'pe. 4.900 Fuji, Japan. ...12,395 Hualalal, Hawaii........ 8.275 Onsen, Japan, .....
4,865 Semeru, Java, ............. 12.044 Asama, Japan.............. 8,260 Korovin, Alaska......
4,852 Luse, Sumatra... ....12,000 Calaon, Philippines,
8,192 Pelee, Martinique...
4.430 Santa Marta. Guatemala....11,480 Mayon, Philippines. ...
7.916 Vesuvius, Italy......
4,300 Slamar, Javn... ...11.250 Kugak, Alaska.....
7.630 Jorullo, Mexico .....
4,262 Irazu, Costa Rica..........11,200 Ngauruhoe, New Zealar 7,515 Kilaues, Hawall
4.100 Abong-Abong, Sumatra .. .11,000 katmal, Alaska........ 7,560 Soufriere, St. Lucia, w. I... 4,000 Raun, Java........ 11.10.820 Shirane, Japan........
7,422 Sakurajima, Japan....
3,742 Eina, Sicily...... ,10,740 Banajao, Philippines..
7.382 Soufriere, St. Vincent, W. 3,500 Marababu, Java. 10.670 Osorno, Chile.....
7,200 Stromboli, Lipari Isl...... 3,022 Lassen, U.S.....
10,570 San Miguel, Salvador.... 7.120 Sosiguína, Nicaragua....... 2,831 Deinpo, Sumatra,
.. 10,562 Ceboruco, Mexico...... 7,100 Krakatoa, Malay E. Indies, 2.817 Cerro Quemado, Guatemala. 10.430 Calbuco, Chile.
7.000 Tjirma), Java......... ...10,075 Skeidar-jokull. Iceland
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Duration of Sunshine on United States Territory
Source: United States Naval Observatory The acquisition of Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and the If we now depress the North Pole 231% below Philippine Islands, and a portion of the Navigator the horizon we shall have the relative position of or Samoan Group has very considerably arrected things at the Winter solstice, December 21, and we the duration of continuous sunshine on territory of shall find the opposite condition to prevail: that is the United States. Anyone who desires to inform to say, the sun will not now shine continuously on himself on this matter can do so by using & ter- our territory, but some portion of it will always be restrial globe having an artiñcial horizon attached
involved in darkness or below the horizon. to it, and complying with the following instruc
Again, if we place the poles of the globe in the tions:
horizon, which is the relative position at the equiPlace the globe so that the North Pole shall be
noxes, March 21 and September 21, and turn the directed toward the north, and elevate it 2312
globe through a complete revolution, we shall find above the horizon as indicated by the brass mer
that for a very short time during the 24 hours the idlan. Assuming that the sun is in the zenith.
whole of our territory will be below the horizon or this will be the position of the earth in reference !
in darkness. to the sun at the Summer solstice, June 21. As we turn the globe on its axis from west to east.
As of June 17. 1938, the Naval Observatory says: the sun will be rising at all places on the western
"It may be worth while, to note that the United and setting at all places on the eastern horizon.
States has reserved rights to certain territory in and we shall find on turning the globe through an i
the Antarctic regions, but the matter has never entire revolution that some portion or other of our
been made the subject of an international claim. territory- including the islands named above. If that territory should be taken into account, it will always be above the horizon or will have con- could then be said that the sun never sets on tinuous sunshine during the 24 hours.
| American territory."