A-saddle In The Wild West; A Glimpse Of Travel Among The Mountains, Lava Beds, Sand Deserts, Adobe…

Paperback | January 13, 2012

byWilliam Henry Rideing

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1879. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... grass, their lower walls are steeped in a deep blue, while their upper strata blaze with red and orange colors as the warm rays of the sun touch them. But usually it is only under such brilliant effects of atmosphere and light that the mesas have a pleasant appearance to the common eye. At other times their arid, verdureless abutments, and harsh unsymmetrical outlines, tend to produce a sense of waste and rudeness, and opposite feelings to those inspired by the more familiar phases of nature. CHAPTER Xm. AN EVENTFUL STAGE-COACH JOTJBNEY. Primitive Agriculture--How the Writer "Fixed" the Conductor--Three Texan Stockmen on a Carouse--The Beauties of Fisher's Peak--The Expedition seen through the Smoke of a Cigar. The branches of the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa F6, and of the Kansas Pacific Railway, are reaching out toward Santa Fe, and will soon penetrate that ancient city ; but in 1875 the terminus of both roads was at Las Animas, a distance of three hundred miles, and passenger communication was maintained by a line of coaches, the fare by which was sixty dollars, or twenty cents a mile; this including only fifty pounds of baggage. Express matter was charged for at the rate of about twenty-two cents a pound, and as that rate was to some extent prohibitory, the common freight was transported from the railroad to the interior by ox-teams that consumed weeks on the way. No one need be told what the consequences of this inadequacy are. There is scarcely a piece of mechanism of any kind in the Territory, for the reason that unless a duplicate of every rivet and rod is kept on hand, a break-down renders the machine useless for the months that must elapse while duplicates are being obtained from the States. A Buckeye mower is as great a curiosity to the average native ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1879. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... grass, their lower walls are steeped in a deep blue, while their upper strata blaze with red and orange colors as the warm rays of th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:January 13, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217309658

ISBN - 13:9780217309653

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