Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1924 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. external link Learn more
Image provided by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL
Newspaper Page Text
K - - f --
CITY THAT BELIEVES IT GOOD INVESTMENT
TO BE HUMANE SENDS ITS POOR ON VACATION
One of the Boy Campers Is Shown With His Kit. This Is for a Two Weeks'
Stay; What Would It Be If He Intended to Be Cone Several Months!
Los Angeles, Cal., July 23. A great
multitude of boys 120 of them all
heavily encumbered with camping
kits and bundles stood recently at
the railroad station here and in a
boisterous, jocular way, jostled and
pushdd each other about in rough
They were waiting for the train.
Stood there also many men and
women, staid, sedate and prim in
They also were waiting for the
All were going "on a vacation; and
to the same place, too the moun
tains. Said one of the boisterous boys to
one of the dapper men, "Whatchu
gonna do up in the mountains?"
Answered the man: "I'm going to
play croquet, and" tennis, and "
"Oh, shucks," interrupted the bois
terous boy, "that ain't nuthin to 'do
in the mountains. I'm gonna hike, 'n'
swim, 'n' fish, 'n' hunt bears!
And true it w.as. The city of Los
Angeles was pending these lads into ,