Bentley's Hand-Book of the Pacific Coast; Containing a Complete List of the Prominent Seaside and Mountain Resorts, Mineral Springs, Lakes, Mountains, Valleys, Forests, and Other Places and Objects of Interest on the Pacific Coast

Bentley's Hand-Book of the Pacific Coast; Containing a Complete List of the Prominent Seaside and Mountain Resorts, Mineral Springs, Lakes, Mountains, Valleys, Forests, and Other Places and Objects of Interest on the Pacific Coast

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...towns, halting only at the important stations, the engine whistles at Ellis, 302 miles from Kansas City, which distance has been traveled in a little less than eleven hours, including dinner and other stops. During the day the best part of Ka/isas, the "Golden Grain Belt," has interested the traveler. You have doubtless noted the excellent school buildings en route, and been told of the reign of temperance, and good order, and you have had a profitable and enjoyable ride. Westward from Ellis, the train soon whirls its slumbering or drowsy passengers into the stock region, and in the morning at breakfast time you are in Denver. Before reaching the city, if this be your first trip across the plains, you will probably have been peering forward to catch a glimpse of the mountains, and have been rewarded by a sight which will be remembered with pleasure all your life-time. Yhe Main Iiine. The Union Pacific trains for the far West, and for Denver, really begin their journey at Transfer Depot, between Council Bluffs and Omaha, and cross to Omaha on a magnificent iron bridge of eleven spans, each 250 feet in length, and 50 feet above high-water mark. Omaha is a city of 65,000 people, the metropolis of the Upper Missouri Valley. It is one of the best cities, commercially speaking, in the West, and at this time is enjoying a most remarkable prosperity, having doubled its population in the past five years. It is the practical terminus of the Union Pacific Railway, though the legal terminus is three miles east in Iowa, at Transfer Depot. The general offices of the company, and their car and locomotive shops, are here. The Union Pacific employs about 4,000 men in Omaha, and their monthly pay-roll aggregates $175,000. A few hours or a day could...show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236496094
  • 9781236496096