Travels West by William MinturnTravels West by William Minturn

Travels West

byWilliam Minturn

Paperback | January 10, 2012

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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. 1877. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVI. Travelling Bores--" Great Mill "--The Pullman "Chicken"-- Won by a Foul--Proficiency of the Pullmanites in the Noble Art -- Second Visit to Chicago--Detroit--Central Freight Depot--The Canadian Side--Falls of Niagara--A Short Essay on the Sublime and Beautiful. The ride as far as Sacramento was not new to me, having been over it already, but after Sacramento I was able to see parts of the country through which we had passed during the night time on the westward journey. For long stretches, the country lay bare. Small grey peaks rising up everywhere gave the appearance of a perfect glacier of earth; then we went over hills beautifully green in all the luxuriance of western vegetation; passing through towns and villages commenced and left to grow up in the track of the locomotive. As we passed through the different forts or villages adjoining military stations, soldiers in an equivocal condition were to be seen hanging about, for it was the great national holiday, the Fourth of July. In some places we saw attempts at fireworks, none of which were very satisfactory. On the train we managed to amuse ourselves pretty well, as most of the travellers were Californians going through to the east, and we had much more unreserved communication than we had going west. There was one lady with a family of children who had at some distant period resided in New York. Her children assured me, and likewise all the other passengers, with the utmost gravity, that when they lived in New York they had hot and cold water all over the house. Later on, their mother assured me of the same interesting fact; she objected very much to the eastern people's habits, especially of the gentlemen being compelled to wear dress clothes in the evening, affirming in support of this objec...
Title:Travels WestFormat:PaperbackDimensions:84 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217410774

ISBN - 13:9780217410779