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Plan Land Route Through Syrian Desert

June 1, 1923
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A land route from the Mediterranian over the Syrian Desert to Bagdad and India using Haifa in Palestine and Beirut in Syria as service stations, will be inaugurated in the Fall, according to Norman Mairu who participated in the trial trips automobiles recently made across the Syrian Desert. Mr. Mairu states a passenger and mail service over the desert by a quick land route is readily possible. The authorities of Mesopotamia and Palestine are ### “thoroughly interested” in the arrangements. Mr. Mairu states. His trip over the Syrian Desert has convinced him of the great fertility of which the desert land is capable. By using the water power of the Euphrates and of the Tigris, which he says are now running waste, and with efficient irrigation, the desert could be made to “grow anything” in his opinion.

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