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- March 1920, Alice Ballantine Kirjassoff, “FORMOSA THE BEAUTIFUL”, in National Geographic Magazine, page 279:
- At length we started the ascent. At first our way lay through terraced tea gardens and groves of pineapples, bananas, and citrus fruits; but as we progressed the mountain sides became covered with Nature's own rich mantle. Ornamental grasses fringed our path, while through the bracken and lichened rocks projectng overhead little bubbling freshets trickled down at our feet.