Winter Cities in Summer Lands; A Tour Through Florida and the Winter Resorts of the South

Winter Cities in Summer Lands; A Tour Through Florida and the Winter Resorts of the South

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...which fringes one of the valleys, the eye rests on seemingly interminable forests, and wanders along boundless paths. Nor are the walks about Aiken less enticing than the drives. The strolls through endless paths, bordered with the rich grasses of the South, and shaded by the lordly pines; the trippings over the pine-straw carpet, -from out whose folds modestly peeps the violet; the sauntering along the graceful outlet of the clear springs, all are replete wlth charms that never pal on the taste. ' But Aiken's greatest and chiefest wealth lies in its climate. The air is clear, warm and highly oxygenized, and consequently invigorating to the system. It is a luxury to breathe it. Impregnated with the aroma of the pine, it is particularly grateful to delicate lungs, and has been justly lauded as an important adjunct in the climatic treatment of pulmonary affections. Far removed from the exhalations of swamps or evaporations of sluggish streams, the atmosphere is free from dampness, and the air at midnight as dry as at noon-day. The modest, neat little churches, of which there are seven, are indeed ornaments to the "Village of the Hills," and comprise an Episcopal, Presbyterian, Methodist, Baptist, Roman Catholic, and two plain edifices for colored denominations. A Lyceum capable of seating four hundred persons, through its private theatrical entertainment, contributes materially to the pleasure and gratification of the residents of Aiken, and those who have selected the hill country of Carolina as their Winter homes. Four livery stables afford an ample supply' of horses and vehicles for riding and driving over the numberless roads which radiate in every direction from the village. A large grovsin which are erected buildings...
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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236760417
  • 9781236760418