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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 45, August 25, 1856

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Identifier: DX03511346

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 45, August 25, 1856

Description: Describes his journey up the Hudson to the Catskills.


in tune. The performer know some six or eight tunes, (some of them imperfectly,) and played ever the most rigorously as we approached any stopping place. Up the road, bright, beautiful Hudson again — king of all rivers, — now in his richest summer glory. A lovely though nowise hot day. Dined but indifferently aboard. Catskill landing by 2 1/2. To the coach office. Stories of bridges being carried away by the recent great freshet. Fellow proposed to take us to Palenville for $5 — if we'd wait his leisure. Had resolved on taking the Mountain House Stage for the major portion of the journey, to walk the rest when Mallory, the other stage proprietor offered to put us through for $1.50/100 (the usual fare to the Mountain House.) Heard of [B.G.] Stone being at the Mountain House. Off hurrying along the roads with those grand blue mountain cones rising in the distance, our driver being a youthful Catskiller with a remarkable hairy meteor growing longitudinally from beneath his right eye, like a misplaced moustache. In truth the storm and freshet of last week had done mischief as we found. For there were fences and trees blown down, crops covered with earth and broken bridges. We went through Madison, and about some 15 miles, instead of the usual 10. Arrived at the Clove, sought for and found the farm-house where all the Edwards' girls [Eliza, Sally, and Matty] are staying, but they were absent for the time being, on

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1856-08-25

Type(s): Diary

Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Steamboats
Hudson River (N.Y. and N.J.)
Catskill Mountains (N.Y.)


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