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Across the continent : a summer's journey to the Rocky Mountains, the Mormons, and the Pacific states, with Speaker Colfax

Author: Samuel Bowles; Schuyler Colfax
Publisher: Springfield, Mass. : S. Bowles & Co. ; New York : Hurd & Houghton, 1866, ©1865.
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Consists of 22 letters, originally published in the Springfield Republican, and of supplementary papers on related topics, including the speeches made by Mr. Colfax during the trip.
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Genre/Form: History
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Bowles, Samuel, 1826-1878.
Across the continent.
Springfield, Mass., S. Bowles & Co.; New York, Hurd & Houghton, 1866
(OCoLC)680911011
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel Bowles; Schuyler Colfax
OCLC Number: 3711853
Notes: Title vignette.
Description: xx, 452, 6 pages, [1] leaf of plates : folded col. map ; 20 cm
Contents: Introductory letter to the Hon. [Honorable] Schuyler Colfax, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives --
From Massachusetts to the Missouri --
From the Missouri to the Platte --
Through the plains to the Rocky Mountains --
The Rocky Mountains and their gold mines --
Of persons, not things --
Sunday in the mountains --
From Denver to Salt Lake--through the Rocky Mountains --
The way into Utah: reception by the Mormons --
Mormon materialities --
Salt Lake City and life there --
The polygamy question --
The Mormon wives: our last day in Salt Lake City --
Social life among the Mormons --
The ride through the sage brush and the Great Basin --
The silver mines of Nevada: Austin and Virginia City --
The continent across --
Overland to Oregon --
The Columbia River: its scenery and its commerce --
Through Washington Territory --
Puget's Sound and Vancouver's Island --
San Francisco: Mr. Colfax, and his reception in the Pacific states --
The Yosemite Valley and the big trees --
The Chinese on the Pacific Coast: our grand dinner with them --
The great theme: the Pacific Railway --
Country excursions: the geysers, vineyards and agriculture --
Of San Francisco: business matters --
Mining in California: its varieties, results, and prospects --
Social life in San Francisco: the women: religion and ministers --
Climate and productions: cost of living: the currency question: the Mint --
The mining questions again: general review --
The farewell festivities: politics and politicians --
The voyage home by steamship and the Isthmus --
Supplementary papers: The Mormons ; Mines and mining ; Mr. Colfax's speeches ; Idaho and its mines: with an account of the overland journey from Oregon to Salt Lake City ; The Yosemite Valley / J.D. Whitney ; The big trees ; California's wealth / Dr. Holden of Stockton ; The gold mines of California and the silver mines of Nevada: a special paper / William Ashburner.
Responsibility: by Samuel Bowles.

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Consists of 22 letters, originally published in the Springfield Republican, and of supplementary papers on related topics, including the speeches made by Mr. Colfax during the trip.

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