In to the Yukon

In to the Yukon
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Edwards William Seymour. In to the Yukon

PREFACE

FIRST LETTER. THE GREAT LAKES, CLEVELAND TO DETROIT

SECOND LETTER. ST. PAUL, WINNIPEG AND BANFF; THE WHEAT LANDS OF THE FAR NORTHWEST

THIRD LETTER. BANFF TO VANCOUVER ACROSS THE ROCKIES AND SELKIRKS

VICTORIA A SLEEPY ENGLISH TOWN

FOURTH LETTER. VANCOUVER AND SKAGWAY; FJORDS AND FORESTS

FIFTH LETTER. SKAGWAY, CARIBOU CROSSING1 AND ATLIN

SIXTH LETTER. THE GREAT LLEWELLYN OR TAKU GLACIER

SEVENTH LETTER. VOYAGING DOWN THE MIGHTY YUKON

EIGHTH LETTER. DAWSON AND THE GOLDEN KLONDIKE

NINTH LETTER. MEN OF THE KLONDIKE

TENTH LETTER. DOG LORE OF THE NORTH

ELEVENTH LETTER. HOW THE GOVERNMENT SEARCHES FOR GOLD

WILD SEAS AMONG THE FJORDS

TWELFTH LETTER. SEATTLE, THE FUTURE MISTRESS OF THE TRADE AND COMMERCE OF THE NORTH

THIRTEENTH LETTER. THE VALLEY OF THE WILLAMETTE

FOURTEENTH LETTER. SAN FRANCISCO

FIFTEENTH LETTER. LOS ANGELES

SIXTEENTH LETTER. SAN FRANCISCO AND SALT LAKE CITY

SEVENTEENTH LETTER. A BRONCHO-BUSTING MATCH

EIGHTEENTH LETTER. COLORADO AND DENVER

NINETEENTH LETTER. ACROSS NEBRASKA

TWENTIETH LETTER. ALONG IOWA AND INTO MISSOURI TO ST. LOUIS

Notes

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We reached Cleveland just in time to catch the big liner, which cast off her cables almost as soon as we were aboard. A vessel of 5,000 tons, a regular sea ship. The boat was packed with well-dressed people, out for a vacation trip, most of them. By and by we began to pass islands, and about 2 P. M. turned into a broad channel between sedgy banks – the Detroit River. Many craft we passed and more overtook, for we were the fastest thing on the lakes as well as the biggest.

Toward 3 P. M., the tall chimneys of the huge salt works and the church spires of the city of Detroit began to come into view. A superb water front, several miles long, and great warehouses and substantial buildings of brick and stone, fit for a vast commerce.

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The company were mostly Canadians, going out to Regina, Calgary, Edmonton, etc., large towns toward which Winnipeg bears the same relation as does Cincinnati to our country (West Virginia), and many Australians en route to take ship at Vancouver.

For a long distance the track seemed to be perfectly straight, and miles and miles west of Winnipeg, the city still peeped far distant between the rails. We rose a little, too, just a little, but steadily, constantly. And on either hand and before and behind spread out the wonderful flatness of the earth. The real prairie now. Not even a tree, not a bush, not a hill, just as smooth as a floor, like an even sea, as far as the eye could reach and out beyond.

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