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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 188, July 27, 1852

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Identifier: DX01164691

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 188, July 27, 1852

Description: Describes a stop at Dunkin, New York, on his way to Niagara Falls.

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city — it is Dunkirk, 460 miles from New York. All out with a great to-do. I learning that the cars ran on to the spots whither boats started for Buffalo, hold on and saw there rises before me a great broad blue lake [word crossed out] the Erie. A steamer came plashing up, but it was bound for Detroit. No boat off for Buffalo till the morrow, so I grasp carpet-bag and walk back to the depot there to learn that in an hour I could be on my way by rail. Went into ticket office, left carpet bag, then to an adjoining room and dined. Lamb, coffee & pie. Out, striding up and down, good lot of people there waiting. Cars arrived, called in ticket office, got carpet bag & made a rush with a little civil old man there presiding across & around the track to a certain office and an individual who wrote certain talismanic words on the rear of my ticket: franking me on to Buffalo. Got

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1852-07-27

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Railroads
Railroad travel
Travel
Transportation
Great Lakes (North America)
Steamboats
Food

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