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4 BCE: Archelaus, seeking confirmation of his succession, falls to his knees at the feet of the emperor Augustus. Augustus makes no immediate decision about the succession, as Archelaus's brother, Antipas, also lays claim to the crown.

67 CE: Working under constant fire from Roman catapults and archers, Jewish masons raise the walls of the fortress of Jotapata by thirty feet. Josephus has devised a method to protect the masons by ordering a series of palisades to be erected and overlaid with ox hides to deflect the Roman missiles.

Organ in Tabernacle, 50 feet high. Contains 3000 pipes.

Organ in Tabernacle, 50 feet high. Contains 3000 pipes.

Railway Suspension Bridge Niagara, 800 feet long.

Railway Suspension Bridge, 800 feet long.

Tip Top House, Mt. Wash'n., 6285 feet above the sea.

Nevada Falls, 700 feet, Cal.

Nevada Falls, 700 feet, Cal.

Nevada Falls, 700 feet, Cal.

Nevada Falls, 700 feet, Cal.

Cypress tree, 25 feet diameter.

Treasury St., Seven feet wide. St. Augustine, Fla.

Mount Pisgah Plane. Length, 2341 feet, 664 feet high.

Section of the original Big Tree, diameter 25 feet, Mammoth Trees of Calaveras Co., California.

But-end section of the Original Big Tree, diameter 25 feet, Mammoth Trees of Calaveras Co., California.

Nevada Fall, 700 feet high, after a snow storm.

View of the cascade 125 feet high, 1-4 mile up the creek, to the right of the mouth of tunnel at east end.

View of the cascade 200 feet high, 1-4 mile up the creek, to the right of the mouth of tunnel at east end.

Cathedral Rocks, 2,400 feet high, from near Black's Hotel, Merced River.

Three Brothers, 4,200 feet high, from the Merced River.

Railway Suspension Bridge, 800 feet long.

Yo Semite Falls, 2,634 feet high.

Yo Semite Falls, 2,634 feet high.

Yo Semite Falls, 2,634 feet high.

Veta Pass, Colorado. Elevation 9,339 feet above the level of the sea.

The Three Graces, 272 feet high, circumference 32 feet, Mammoth Grove, Calaveras County.

Yo-Semite Falls, 2,634 feet high, and the Merced River.

Yo-Semite Falls, 2,634 feet high, from the Sentinel Dome.

Cloud's Rest, 6,450 feet high, from the Little Yosemite Valley.

Cloud's Rest, 6,450 feet high, from the Little Yosemite Valley.

The Cap of Liberty, 4,000 feet above Yo-Semite Valley and Nevada Fall, 700 feet high, Mariposa Co.

"Major Domo," 127 feet high, Glen Eyrie.

The Sentinel Rock, 3,270 feet high.

Treasury St., Seven feet wide. St. Augustine, Fla.

The North Dome, 3,725 feet high, Royal Arch and Washington Tower, Yo-Semite Valley, Mariposa County.

The Fort Garland extension of the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad crosses the summit of Veta Pass at an elevation of 9339 feet. [...]

The Fort Garland extension of the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad crosses the summit of Veta Pass at an elevation of 9339 feet. [...]

The Bridal Veil Fall, 940 feet high, and Three Graces, Yosemite Valley, Mariposa County.

Perpendicular walls of granite. (As seen ten minutes after sunrise.) Locality: Chicago Lakes, located in the Switzerland of Colorado. 11,800 feet above sea leve, 14 miles from Idaho Springs.)

Yosemite Falls, 2,634 feet high, Yosemite Valley, Cal.

Mirror of Yosemite Falls, 2,634 feet high, Yosemite Valley, Cal.

Mirror of Yosemite Falls, 2,634 feet high, Yosemite Valley, Cal.

From Glacier Point, looking down, 3,200 feet, Yosemite Valley, Cal.

Vernal Fall, height, 400 feet, Yosemite Valley, Cal.

Cap of Liberty, height, 3,100 feet, Yosemite Valley, Cal.

Nevada Fall, 700 feet high, Yosemite Valley, Cal.

Gulf Bridge, Woodstock Railroad, 168 feet above the water.

The Three Brothers, 4000 feet high. View from the Marced River.

First, or Ithaca Fall, 155 feet high.

Pike's Peak, 14,336 feet high.

[Man standing next to a horse wtih a dog at his feet.]

Long ravine trestle and bridge - 878 feet long, 113 feet high looking east.

Mt. Hoffman, 10,872 feet above the sea.

Cathedral Rocks and Spires, 2670 feet high. View at sunrise.

These 4 houses were moved 175 feet, without any injury to them whatever.

Cathedral Rocks and Spires, 2670 feet high. View at sunrise.

Summit of Mt. Dana, 13,227 feet above the level of the sea. View from the Bloody Canyon.

Rocks in Pleasant Park, 814 feet high.

The North Dome, 3725 feet high. View from the Meadows.

Vernal Falls, 350 feet high.

Washington Monument, 180 feet high. Mt Vernon Place, Baltimore.

The Ute Pass wagon road, connecting Colorado Springs with South Park, with a grade of 260 feet per mile.

Maiden rock, 480 feet high.

Big Tree, Empire State, circumference 84 feet. Mammoth Trees of Calaveras Co., California.

Mother of the Forest, Circumference 78 feet bark off. Mammoth Trees of Calaveras Co., California.

Big Tree A. Lincoln, 320 feet high, Mmammoth trees of Calaveras Co., California.

Ferdinand de Lessops,250 feet high, 84 feet in circumference.

Treasury St., Seven feet wide.

Thunder cape, (1,370 feet high).

The Tyler Davidson fountain (Genius of Water, 9 feet high).

Sawing section of the Original, 98 feet at base.

Nevada Fall, 600 feet high.

U.S. Signal station, elevation 14,216 feet.

North Dome, 3729 feet high.

North Dome, 3720 feet high.

U.S. Signal station, elevation 14,216 feet.

Cathedral Spires, height 1,800 feet, Yo Semite Valley, Cal.

Mount Star King, 5,600 feet above the Yo Semite Valley, Cal.

Upper Cisco in winter,altitude 5911 feet. Central Pacific Railroad.

Cheyenne falls, 330 feet high. Six miles from Colorado Springs.

Nevada Fall, 600 feet high.

The Yo-semite Fall, 2500 feet high.

Great Falls of the Yellowstone, 360 feet.

Great Falls of the Yellowstone, 360 feet.

Top of Pilot Knob. 600 feet in height.

Yosemite Valley, from 3,000 feet above, Cal.

Niagara, five feet of frozen spray on arch in Prospect Park.

The Lost Arrow, Height 3,000 feet, Yosemite Valley, Cal.

The Sentinels (3,043 feet high), Yosemite, Cal.

Tabernacle, 250 feet long, 150 feet wide, 80 feet high.

Tabernacle, 250 feet long, 150 feet wide, 80 feet high.

Three Brothers; height 3820 feet, Yosemite Valley, Cal.

Mount Watkins, height 3,900 feet, Yo Semite Valley, Cal.

Nevada Falls, 700 feet high, Yosemite Valley.

Summit Tunnel, eastern portal. Length 1,660 feet, on the western summit.

Sentinel Rock, 3270 feet high.

View on Donner Lake. Altitude 5,964 feet.

View on Donner Lake. Altitude 5,964 feet.

Donner Lake, with pass in distance, altitude above lake, 1,126 feet.

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