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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 189, July 27, 1852

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Identifier: DX01165173

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 189, July 27, 1852

Description: Describes his railroad journey to Niagara Falls.

Transcription:

aid of carpet bag as usual, took station at the end of the car, ( — the train was excessively crowded, even the baggage cars filled,) on again en route. Very hot & sunny, — through thicket and copse, mostly, the blue waters of the lake [Lake Erie] gleaming ever and anon on our left. Talk with two Britishers — extraordinary what a crowd of them there were in the train. Afternoon wore on. Arrived at Buffalo about half past 4. A wide streeted City, stores hotels &c. Got in omnibus, and to the place where the cars start for Niagara — hearing dismal rumours meanwhile of the crowds at the Falls. Its hotels were crowded and couldn’t take people in at $5 per day. All owing to this Lundy’s Lane Celebration. Lots of people stayed in Buffalo this night, to go on in the morning. Not I — the idea of being within twenty miles of Niagara and sleeping there! Paid my 60 cents &

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
Transportation
Travel
Great Lakes (North America)
Hotels
Prices
Lundy's Lane, Battle of, Ont., 1814

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