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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 182, July 26, 1852

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Identifier: DX01161799

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 182, July 26, 1852

Description: Describes his railroad journey from New York to Niagara Falls.

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the jar and clang made it wearisome. The rain yet fell, continuing for fifty or sixty miles, at interval. Yet in the cars it was pleasant enow. There we were shifted into other cars, greatly to our advantage, for in the centre (where we got to) was a big ice water cistern. On we sped, Altolfo like on our [unclear word]. Fen and marsh and flat, trees, copse and open field — every where reminded of the “newness” of the country — the landscape was very lonely, nor when the glorious Sun peeped out did he spy aught else. Stone wall, zig-zag roughly put together timber fence, hill side covered with young trees (I’ve seen no old trees in America yet,) over bridge and wild streamlet, past fields of tree stumps, through towns all of new looked white frame houses, — stopping briefly at each, to take in or let out passengers. Fifteen minutes for refreshment “at length cries one of

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1852-07-26

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Railroads
Railroad travel
Travel
Transportation
Trees
Nature

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