Crofutt's Trans-continental Tourist's Guide: Containing a Full and Authentic Description of Over Five Hundred Cities, Towns, Villages, Stations, Government Forts and Camps, Mountains, Lakes, Rivers, Sulphur, Soda and Hot Springs, Scenery, Watering Places, Summer Resorts ... : Over the Union Pacific Railroad, Central Pacific Railroad of Cal., Their Branches and Connections by Stage and Water, from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean, 7. sējums

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G.W. Carleton & Company, 1875 - 160 lappuses

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36. lappuse - An act [to amend an act entitled an act] to aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from the Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean, and to secure to the Government the use of the same for postal, military, and other purposes, approved July first, eighteen hundred and sixty-two," approved July second, eighteen hundred and sixty-four.
157. lappuse - States' portion of the American Continent. The beauty and variety, from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean, illustrating at a glance the grand drama of Progress in the civilization, settlement, and history of this country. In the foreground, the central and principal figure, a beautiful and charming female, is floating westward through the air, bearing on her forehead the "Star of Empire.
93. lappuse - ... the company placed a magnetic ball in a conspicuous position, where all present could witness the performance, and connected the same with the main lines, notifying the various offices of the country that he was ready. New Orleans, New York, and Boston instantly answered "Ready.
38. lappuse - I give no grudging vote in giving away either money or land. I WOULD SINK $100,000,000 TO BUILD THE ROAD, AND DO IT MOST CHEERFULLY, AND THINK I HAD DONE A GREAT THING FOR MY COUNTRY IF I COULD BRING IT ABOUT.
69. lappuse - ... the northwest, a smooth and level grassy prairie. All these ridges have suffered great erosion, and the Silurian beds are planed and grooved even to a greater extent than the more recent beds. Everywhere the evidences of erosion during the drift period are on a gigantic scale.
131. lappuse - It seems that it is, and should be called, the ' Holy of Holies.' It is completed with the most beautiful drapery of alabaster sterites, of all colors, varying from white to pink-red, overhanging the beholder. Immediately under the pulpit there is a beautiful lake of water, extending to an unknown distance. We thought this all, but, to our great admiration, on arriving at the centre of the first room, we saw an entrance to an inner chamber, still more splendid, two hundred by one hundred feet, with...
131. lappuse - ... grandeur that defies decay — antiquity that tells of ages unnumbered — beauty that the touch of time makes only more beautiful — use exhaustless for the service of man — strength imperishable as the globe ; — the monument of eternity — the truest earthly emblem of that everliving, unchangeable, irresistible Majesty, by whom and for whom all things were made...
79. lappuse - The train had proceeded but a few miles down the canon, going at a lively rate, when the engineer discovered that the train had parted, and four loaded cars had been left behind. Where the train parted, the grade was easy, hence that portion attached to the locomotive had gained about half a mile on the stray cars. But when discovered they were on heavy grade and coming down on the train with lightning speed. What was to be done ? The leading train could not stop to pick them up, for at the rate...
38. lappuse - I beg leave to call the attention of gentlemen to the fact that it ie the Government which is under the necessity to construct the road. If the capitalists of the country are willing to come forward and advance half the amount necessary for this great enterprise, the government is doing little in aiding the Company to the extent of the other half by way of a loan.
71. lappuse - Wells and nix from ROCK SPRINGS.— This station was named after a saline spring of water which boils up out of the bluffs, looking very clear and nice, but it is very deceiving — an uncommon thing in this truthful world. An artesian well has been sunk at this station, 1,145 feet deep. The water flows to the surface at the rate of 960 gallons per hour, and at 26 feet above the surface, flows 571 gallons per hour.

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