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From the October 1939 issue of The Christian Science Journal

In the present age, mankind is witnessing the culmination of many great achievements. Mammoth bridges of lengthy span stretch across waters unbridged before; towering skyscrapers rise hundreds of feet above street level; gigantic dams, arresting the flow of mighty rivers, impound in man-made lakes, larger than ever before constructed, vast quantities of water which will eventually help to make fertile millions of acres of hitherto unproductive land.