Dar-es-salaam, German E. Africa

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On the eastern coast of Africa, 500 miles south of the Equator, lies Dar-es-Salaam. It is the capital of German East Africa, and is a city of about 15,000 people. In the view you see clearly the graceful curve of the shore along the front of the harbor. This shore line is made more beautiful by the fine palm trees. Nature has indeed done much to make this place attractive. The great church on the hill and the big buildings beyond it suggest that man is also doing his part well. The streets are laid out in regular order, and are kept clean. The buildings are modern. At the stores you can buy much the same kind of goods you can get in your home town or city. Dar-es-Salaam also boasts of a railroad which runs 500 miles into the province. This road brings into the city the many things the country produces. There are bags of coffee, which grows wild here; rubber; wax; skins of wild animals; hides of wild animals and of cattle; the fiber of sisal hemp used for cordage; elephants' tusks; and fine Egyptian cotton. These things are loaded on ships at Dar-es-Salaam, and sent to Europe. You see by these products that German East Africa is an important colony. It is a large district, being 9 1/2 times the size of the state of Ohio. It contains about 10,000 people. Almost all of them look like those you see on the shore in the picture. Of what race are they? The province belonged to the Portuguese at one time, but the Germans took it over in 1885. What three great lakes of Central Africa form a part of the boundary of German East Africa? Be able to sketch on the blackboard a rough map of Africa. Locate on it the province of German East Africa. Keystone ID: 17018 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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