How many know whether Guatemala
adjoin each other, and which is north or south of the other?
It is safe to say not one in a thousand.
Nay, how many Eastern citizens even know the relative positions on the map of Wyoming
, and Arizona
, or can state without much reflection the comparative sizes of New York and Nevada
At an examination of teachers in a New England city, scarcely one could be found who knew where Cape Malabar
was; some were wholly ignorant, others thought it must be in the East Indies
, whereas it is in reality the southeastern point of Massachusetts
If we ourselves are thus easily perplexed by questions in our own national geography, can we reasonably expect a visitor from the Thames
or the Tweed to know more?
The things which add interest to special localities are either their ancestral associations or their connection with great names or their works of art, including buildings.
Of the last we have as yet but few to show; in that respect we still go to Europe
, if only as Robinson Crusoe
went to his wreck, to bring away what we can find.
Even the World
's Fair at Chicago
did not, as was expected, draw shoals of foreigners to visit it. Then, of course, the