“America the Beautiful,” New Era, July 1976, 19
This year, as America celebrates 200 years as a free nation, the New Era presents a special photographic essay in thanks for what she means to all of us. America has many faces: her mountains, forests, and fertile valleys; her cities, towns, and homes; her majesty; her solitude; and her people. They are captured for you in these next few pages by photographer Gordon Sandbach. America is the land of promise, and as you read the words of that great hymn, “America the Beautiful,” travel with us to her seacoasts, her mountains, her cities, her beautiful and quiet places, and join with us in a special thanks for the blessings that are America.