Science: El Dorado Viewed

Sixteenth Century Spaniards, to whom the Carib Indians although tortured would not tell the source of their gold ornaments, imagined a place of gold, El Dorado, at the headwaters of the Orinoco River. No known Spaniard nor other white, until last month, ever reached the Orinoco's source. Then Dr. Herbert Spencer Dickey of Tippecanoe City, Ohio* and Manhattan, his bright-eyed, hard-muscled little wife, and four men companions, after a three-month struggle up the hot, muggy Orinoco, reached the top of a "gigantic" peak of the Parima Mountains. From here they saw the second largest river in South America as a 20-ft.,...

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