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Volume 27, Number 6 November/December 1976

In This Issue

November/December 1976
The Alcaldes Of California
Written by Betty Patchin Greene
Illustrated by Penny Williams-Yaqub

From the Arab world to the Pacific coast of America by way of Spain and Mexico came a system of administration that served California in the years before it joined the Union.

Bicentennial In The Eastern Province
Written by Kenneth J. Perkins
Photographed by Burnett H. Moody

On Americas 200th birthday Aramco's US employees show their fellow workers in three Saudi Arabian oil towns how they celebrate a real old-fashioned Fourth.

Centennial In Philadelphia
Written by Kenneth J. Perkins

For its 100th birthday America staged an International Exhibition in the city where independence was declared - and three Middle Eastern states joined the celebration.

Festival In Fall River
Written and photographed by Katrina Thomas

Lebanese-Americans in a New England city take a look at their cultural heritage - and put some of it on display for their fellow townspeople.

Islam In Iowa
Written by Philip Harsham
Photographed by Katrina Thomas

In the heartland of America, five times a day, a tightly knit group of Muslims—whose families settled in Cedar Rapids at the turn of the century—face Mecca in prayer.

Space-Age Immigrant
Written by Brainerd S. Bates
Photographed by Katrina Thomas

At Washington's new National Air and Space Museum, an Egyptian-born American geologist uses space-age techniques to look at the earth and the planets.