Appletons' Hand-Book of American Travel; Northern and Eastern Tour. Including New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachus

Appletons' Hand-Book of American Travel; Northern and Eastern Tour. Including New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachus

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...to Elmira and Canandaigua, N. Y., excepting 40 miles of the Philadelphia and Erie Railway from Sunbury to Williamsport. This road connects at Lebanon with Pine Grove and Lebanon Railway to Pine Grove (24 miles), also with Lebanon and Cornwall Railway to celebrated Iron Ore Mountains (6 miles). Passengers for Gettysburg can either take the Cumberland Valley line (52 miles) to Chambersburg, and thence by stage, or the Northern Central to Hanover Junction (39 miles), and thence by rail (30 miles) to the battle-field. The latter is the most expeditious and generally-travelled route. There is a detention of one hour at Hanover Junction on the morning train from Harrisburg. Two days will suffice to make this trip comfortably. (See GetTysrurg, page 141.) About five miles above Harrisburg the railroad crosses the Susquehanna on a splendid bridge 3,670 feet long, the view obtained from the centre of the bridge being one of the finest on the line. The Cove Mountain and Peter's Mountain are seen near Cove Station, 10 miles west of Harrisburg. From this point to within a short distance of Pittsburg the scenery is superb, and in places grand beyond description. Duncannon (122 miles) is the point of departure for the Juniata Valley, which is followed for about 100 miles to the base of the Alleghanies. Here arc situated very extensive iron-works. The Juniata.--This beautiful river, whose course is closely followed so many miles by the Pennsylvania Central Railroad and Canal, rises in the south central part of the Keystone State, and, flowing eastward, falls into the Susquehanna about 14 miles above Harrisburg. The landscape of the Juniata is in the highest degree picturesque, and many romantic summer haunts will be found among its valleys; though at present...show more

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  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 277g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236639693
  • 9781236639691