Sheldon Jackson; Pathfinder and Prospector of the Missionary Vanguard in the Rocky Mountains and Alaska

Sheldon Jackson; Pathfinder and Prospector of the Missionary Vanguard in the Rocky Mountains and Alaska

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: connection with another expedition, authorized by the Indian commissioner, to collect children from several of the tribes in New Mexico and Arizona, for the schools at Hampton and Carlisle. On this long and perilous journey, Mrs. Jackson accompanied her husband and assisted him in the care of the children. On the greater part of this trip he was favoured also with the company and assistance of Mr. M. E. Conklin, travelling artist of the Frank Leslie Publishing Company, who availed himself of the opportunity to visit the out-of-the-way places to which Dr. Jackson was going in the interests of the house with which he was connected. On the journey southward from Albuquerque, Dr. and Mrs. Jackson had the advantage of travel by rail over the newly constructed railroad to San Marcial, the terminal station of the passenger line. This was reached after hours of vexatious delays, one hour too late for the outgoing construction train, upon which they expected to continue their journey. As there was no train available of this character until the next morning, they were obliged to wait over for it. Through this long winter day they shivered around a red hot stove in a temporary canvas hotel, while the thermometer registered near zero outside. General John Fremont, who was travelling with them over this line, shared their discomforts, for here there was no advantage in rank or station, and contributed liberally to the general fund of conversation and reminiscence which helped to wile away the slowly moving hours. Their sleeping-place for the night was a rough shanty, eight feet by six in dimensions. The night was so cold that the clock stopped and the landlord, missing the usual ring of the hours, overslept, and the little party was aroused, too late more

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  • Paperback | 146 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 272g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236488490
  • 9781236488497