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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 190, July 27, 1852

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Identifier: DX01165656

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 190, July 27, 1852

Description: Describes his arrival at Niagara, New York.


was soon stretching my neck out of the window, looking out for the first glimpse of the great Cataract. In vain — nor could I hear its roar. On, fast and more excited and interested, and expectant than I ever have been before in my life. A stoppage was an intolerable affliction. At length through the vistas of young trees we see rows of tents, and then straggling people; then crowds, a perfect swarm. Halt — and off I am, through the dusty throng across the tracks, listening to a dull monstrous roar, and as I near the river bank conscious of a most refreshing humidity of the atmosphere. It is always moist here — and most delightful to respiration. Called at the huge “Cataract House” close by, and inquired for Mr [John] Priestley, Whig Review Editor. They’d letters for him, but knew not his whereabouts. So I gave them my carpet bag to back up and then off. Across a

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1852-07-27

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries
Niagara Falls (N.Y. and Ont.)
Railroad travel


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