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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 120, December 29-31, 1852

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Identifier: DX01232207

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 120, December 29-31, 1852

Description: Describes his journey to Le Roy and Edward Heylyn's house.

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a steep intensely frozen copse-covered bank, till I can look down on the lower Fall. Steeper than the first, I think, and prettier. Here I stay for an hour or two, viewing the cataract from different spots, slipping about & holding on to the ice-covered twigs and trees; the very barks of which had an icy covering shell, which would crackle & snap when touched. Sometimes showers of water came from below, in the shape of half born iceicles. Back after a long look about the ruined houses. Two, there are. To my place, supped, read till 8, and on the cars again. Bergen by 9 or half past, long delay in starting. Snow-storm. Bed at the Railway hotel, where I write this. Candle going out.

30. Thursday. Was aroused just in time to get into a canvas-covered cart yclept “The Stage,” and in company with the driver, another individual, divers boxes & a mail bag, was jolted over 7 miles of ice-bound roads, intensely, savagely cold withal. Driver, New York born, had been a Circus-rider. Other man a peddler. Arrived at Le Roy & [Edward] Heylyn’s. Greetings, feeding &c, talk. About the town with him & divers calls during the day.

31. Friday. Off to the Buttermilk Falls, which; this, time were in full operation and looked very picturesque. For

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1852-12-29

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Nature
Railroads
Railroad travel
Travel
Winter
Transportation
Waterfalls
Circus

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