Going to the Market in the Philippines

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Did you know that people rode cattle to and from market? They do in the Philippines (fl´ -pn). Here are two Filipinos on their way to a village with their baskets full of produce. The cattle do not travel very fast, but the natives are not in a hurry. Any way of traveling in that country is better than walking. The woman is keeping off the hot sun with a parasol. The cattle are native to the islands. They have humps much like the zebu of East India; but they are smaller than zebus, and the hump is not so large. There are many cattle of American breeds now in the Philippines. But there is little dairying. The natives use the milk of the water buffalo or carabao (kä´ rä-bä´ ). In the background is Mayon (mä-yn´) a large active volcano is southern Luzon (l-zn´). It is 8,000 feet high. Many times it has broken forth, burying the surrounding country under lava and ashes. About a hundred years ago an eruption of Mayon killed over a thousand people. The volcano breaks out from time to time, spewing large columns of smoke. Around its base are many geysers (g´ sr) and hot springs. Earthquakes are frequent in this section. The Philippines consists of many islands. Luzon is the largest of the group. It is about the size of Kentucky. Manila is in Luzon. Mindanao (mn´ dä-nä´ ) is the next largest, and is about the size of Indiana. Since 1898 the Philippines have been under the control of the United States. Before that they belonged to Spain. We paid Spain $20,000,000 for them. Keystone ID: 10056 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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