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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 187, July 27, 1852

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Identifier: DX01164209

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 187, July 27, 1852

Description: Describes his railroad journey to Niagara Falls.

Transcription:

rolling far and wide over the country, trees and herbage wet and solitary, shivers of blacks flying from the chimney of the locomotive, to the infinite discoloration of my wide-awake. More hills & mountains, rivers, tree stumps by the thousand, wooden shanties & depots. Arrived at Hornellsville, — “twenty minutes or breakfast,” which produced the usual flocking forth. I got some cigars, esconced myself, (on this train again starting) inside a sort of half-empty baggage car, sat down on a big box, and time waned merrily. Up rose the glorious golden Sun! and out laughed [word crossed out] tree and river, bush, brake, and hillside. Up curl the mists, and fade and as the day draws on, vanish. On we roll. Sturdy country fellows with queer cone like hats enter the cars; shrewd, confident and hard looking. One o’clock and we rush into a great [word crossed out] depot, beyond which is a straggling

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1852-07-27

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Nature
Railroads
Railroad travel
Travel
Transportation

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