Back in 1963, I lent my copy of the book, Lost Horizon which was written by James Hilton in 1933, to my biology teacher, Mr. Beck. I really liked that novel. It told of a place called Shangri-La, where people lived for hundreds of years as long as they never left their lush green valley high in the mountains.
It’s a good thing I have a fairly good long-term memory to recall the story as told in the book as well as it was depicted in the movies because Mr. Beck never did return my book despite my reminders to him throughout high school.
Gee, I wonder whatever happened to Mr. Beck. Perhaps he ran off and resettled in Shangri-La. It is that thought which led me to yet another of my internet searches.
In looking around the internet I have found several places called Shangri-La (see below) but I still have not located Mr. Beck.
Shangri-La Resort on the Mississippi River/Cass Lake Chain in Northern Minnesota.
Shangri-La by the Lake RV Park & Camping in Jamestown, Pennsylvania.
Sierra Shangri-La Resort near Downieville, California.
The world-wide chain of Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts.
Shangri La, the Honolulu home of Doris Duke.
Shangri-La RV Resort in Yuma, Arizona.
Shangri La Ranch, a family-oriented clothing-optional recreational facility just north of Phoenix, Arizona.