In the Footprints of the Padres

In the Footprints of the Padres

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"[...]the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. If the Star of the West was small, this stern-wheel scow was infinitely smaller. There was but one cabin, and it was rendered insufferably hot by the boilers that were set in the middle of it. There was one flush deck, with an awning stretched above it that extended nearly to the prow of the boat. It was said our passenger list numbered fourteen hundred. The gold boom in California was still at fever heat. Every craft that set sail for the Isthmus by the Nicaragua or Panama route, or by the weary route around Cape Horn, was packed full of gold-seekers. It was the Golden Age of the Argonauts; and, if my memory serves me well, there were no reserved seats worth the price thereof. The first river boat at our disposal was for the exclusive accommodation of the cabin passengers, or as[...]."show more

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  • Paperback | 172 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 11mm | 327g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 150767659X
  • 9781507676592