Fairy Glen, Bettws-y-coed, Wales

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Description
Bettws-y-Coed (bet´ üs--k´ ed) is a little village in North Wales. The word means "Chapel in the Wood." It is built at the place where two rivers join. The larger of these is the Conway. The Fairy Glen here pictured is near the village. It shows beautifully the wild scenery so common to Wales. The mountain streams go tumbling through gorges and over rocks. With the sea on three sides of it, and with its mountains, woods, and rivers, Wales is a favorite place with travelers. Bettws is one of its most attractive inland spots. Many famous Welsh places are near Bettws. There is the city of Conway on the northwest coast. It is noted for its fine castle. You remember, too, in Wordsworth's "We Are Seven" the following lines: And two of us at Conway sleep,
And two are gone to sea. The graves of the two at Conway are still to be seen. Snowdon, the highest mountain in England and Wales, is near Bettws. It is 3500 feet high. From its summit one can look all over Wales, far into England, and can see Ireland. Carnarvon, a city on the west coast, is famed for its castle-the seat of the Princes of Wales. In the southern part is the King Arthur country. Wales has had a history as wild as its country. The people were in clans or large families, and fought each other under their leaders. It took England years and years to conquer Wales. It was finally agreed between the two countries that Wales was to have the king's son and heir as her own prince. Hence it is that the Prince of Wales becomes, on the death of his father, the King of England. Wales is a farming and a rich mining country. Keystone ID: 2702 Note: All titles, descriptions, and location coordinates are from the original Keystone Slide documentation as supplied by the Keystone View Company. No text has been edited or changed.
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Copyright by the Keystone View Company. The original slides are housed in McConnell Library's Special Collections.