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Title: The Pacific tourist : Adams & Bishop’s illustrated trans-continental guide of travel, from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean : containing full descriptions of railroad routes across the continent, all pleasure resorts and places of most noted scenery in the Far West, also of all cities, towns, villages, U.S. forts, springs, lakes, mountains, routes of summer travel, best localities for hunting, fishing, sporting, and enjoyment, with all needful information for the pleasure traveler, miner, settler, or business man : a complete traveler’s guide of the Union and Central Pacific Railroads, and all points of business or pleasure travel to California, Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, Montana, the mines and mining of the Territories, the lands of the Pacific Coast, the wonders of the Rocky Mountains, the scenery of the Sierra Nevadas, the Colorado Mountains, the big trees, the geysers, the Yosemite, and the Yellowstone
Year: 1881 (1880s)
Authors: Shearer, Frederick E Williams, Henry T
Subjects: Union Pacific Railroad Company Central Pacific Railroad Company
Publisher: New York : Adams & Bishop
Contributing Library: Harold B. Lee Library
Digitizing Sponsor: Brigham Young University
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ith narrow gauge cars and locomotive.If the party is large enough for a picnic, so muchthe better, as often flat cars are added, neatlytrimmed with evergreen boughs. The railroad,after leaving the station turns dii-ectly towardthe mountain range, and gradually ascends forthe first six nules, a steady grade of 200 feet tothe mile, until just before the mouth of the can-on it reaches 296 feet. Nothing can describe theapparent desolation of sage brush and dry sterileappearance of the soil, but here and there where-ever the little mountain brook can be divertedfrom its course, and its water used to irrigate theland, the richest of fruit trees, grass and grainspring up and give abundant crops. The littlestream, with its rapid fall, follows us up theentire length of the canon. The upward ascentof the grade seems hardly noticeable, of so uni-form a slope is the surface of the country, and itis not till the base of the mountains is reached,and the tourist looks back, he realizes liis height,.
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SCENES IN AMERICAN FORK CANON. 1.—Mt. Aspinwall, or Lone Mountain. 2.—Rock Summits. 3.—Picnic Grove, Deer Creek. 4.—A quiet Glen. 5.—Hanging Rock. 6.—Kock Narrows. wmm ^m€iFi€ wQwrni^w. 145 and sees in the distance the clear surface of UtahLake considerably below him. Gathering nowon the flat cars—where the scenery can be bestobserved—the little train slowly enters the canon.Scarcely 500 feet are passed over before therebursts upon the eye views of rock scenes of themost rugged character. The little valley isscarcely 100 feet broad, and in its widest partnot over 200 feet, but from tlie very track and littlestream, the rocks loom up into heights of start-ling distinctness and almost perpendicular ele-vation. The color of the rocks is uniformly of verydark red and brown granite, apparently havingonce been heated in a terrible furnace, and thenin melting had arranged themselves into ruggedand fantastic shape moie than mortal could con-ceive. At the beginning of the c
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