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The Atlantic to the Pacific: What to See and How to See it (1873), by John Erastus Lester


INDEX


Agricultural Lands of California, 207
Alameda, 125
Almaden Quicksilver Mines, the, 128
Appendix, 243
Auburn, 68

Battle Mountain Station, 55
Big Trees, 141, 164
Black-Hawk, the city of, 229
Bluffs, Council, 22
Bonds of Pacific Railroads, 270
Bower Cave, 166
Buffalo, the home of the, 235
Burlington Route, 21
Byers, William N., 224

California, the season of the year to make the journey, 179
       Summary view of, 217
       for settlers, 207
Calistoga, the ‘Saratoga’ of the Pacific, 108
Cañon, the great American, 61
Cape Horn, 66
Cedar Rapids, the city of, 19
Central, City of, 229
Central Pacific, the story of its Organisation and Construction, 193
Cheyenne, 35
Chicago, 14–16
Chinese, the, 88
Clark’s Ranch, 139
Clear Creek and Cañon, 233
Cliff House and the Road, 75
Colorado, 219
       Altitudes, 279
       Weather, 281
       Mining, 282
       Central Railroad, 225
             up Clear Creek Cañon, 227
       Geographical limits, and location of, 220
       Climate and Parks of, 236
       Society in, 238
       Ores, Treatment of, 241
Corinne, the town of, 50
Council Bluffs, 22
Coulterville to Merced, Stage ride back through, 167
Crane Flat, 164

Denver, First view of, 222
       Its history and situation, 223
       Pacific Railroad, 219
       Road from, to the mines, 303
Devil’s Inkstand, the, 115
Discovery and Settlement of Yo-Semite Valley, 253
Donner Lake, 59

Echo and Weber Cañon, 40, 41
El Capitan, 133
Elliott, William B., 117
Erie Road, the, 5
Evans, the town of, and its characteristics, 221
Evanston, 40
Expenses of journey, 178

Fashionable people travelling, 144

Gate, the Golden, 76
Gentry’s, the trail up to, 164
Georgetown, 232
Geysers, the Great, 110
       the steamboat, 115
       the ride up to the Great, 109
Goat Island, 98
Golden, the city of, 225
       Mechanical enterprises of, 232
Gold, the discovery of, in California, 266
Greeley, the town of, 220

Heraszthy, Col., 215
Hetch-Hetchy Valley, 248
Homeward Bound, 190
Hospitality, Californian, 183
Hotel Car, A, 21
Humboldt River, and the Sinks of, 54
Hudson River, 3
Hutchings, J. M., 157, 160, 246, 257, 258
Hydraulic mining, 63

Idaho Springs, 231
Insane Asylum, Stockton, 174
Inspiration Point, 148
Iowa. a ride through Northern, 19

Jury, the Woman, 38

King, Starr, a tribute to the memory of, 83
Kip, Bishop, the Views of, 210

Lamon, J. C., 160, 259
Land Grants, 269
Laramie, City of, 38
       Great and Little Plains of, 39

Mariposa, 137
       Grove of big trees, 141
Merced City, 133, 167
Mining towns, Peculiar speech at, 233
          How to reach them, 271
       in Colorado, 282
Missouri River, 25
          Bridge, 26
Mitchell, John, 170
Mormons, the, their houses of worship and schools, 42-47
Mormon Community, 47
Mountains, the Rocky, 36
Mountain view, Grand, 224
Muir, John, 159

Napa-valley, 104
       city and its gardens, 104
Nevada Cañon, 157
       Falls, 158
New York, State of, 4
Niagara Falls, 12
Northern Pacific Railroad, 281
North West, 17
North Western Railroad, 19

Oakland, 70
Ogden, 42
Omaha, the city of, 18-23
Overland trip reviewed, 177

Pacific Union, the, 31, 269
       Railroad, the Union, how it was built, 200
Pacific Railroad, the building of the Central, 193
       Railroads and Land Grants, 269
Park, National, the Yo-Semite declared a, 246
Pennsylvania, State of, 8
Philadelphia, the City of, 9
Preliminary Surveys, 204

Quartz-mining in California, 239
       in Colorado, 240

Ralston’s, a day at, 187
Reno, 56
Rock Island Route, 20
Rocklin, 68
Routes, the several from the East to Chicago, 1
       New York Central, 3
       Erie, 5
       Pennsylvania, 6
       Baltimore and Ohio, 9

Sacramento, the city of, 69
       a ride from, to Oakland, opposite San Francisco, 70
Salt Lake City, Situation, people, and buildings of, 45
Salt Lake, the, 53
San Diego, the city of 211
San Francisco, arrival in, 71
          seal rock and the sea lions, 74
          Sunday in, 77
          impressions of, 78
          what is seen from Oakland Wharf, 79
          streets of the city of, 81
          architecture and churches of, 82, 83
          gardens, plants, and trees of, 84
          school and manufacturing interests of, 85
          and currency of, 87
San Francisco horse-cars in, 87
          the Chinese in, 89
          hotels, people, and amusements of, 94, 95
          art and the artists of, 97
          the future of, 101
Santa Clara College, 127
          city of, 126
          valley of, 119
San José, city of, 132
Seal Rock and the lions, 74
Sherman, 37
Sierra Nevada Mountains, 145
             elevation of peaks and passes of, 244
Smelting Works, Prof. Hill’s, 280
Snow sheds, 59
Southern California, 209
Southern Pacific, 281
South Tuolumne big trees, 165
Stockton, 171
Sulphur Springs, white, 106
Summit Station, 61
Surveys, the several, made to determine the routes for a railroad, 204

Transcontinental Routes, 203
Travelling in California, 176
Tenaya Cañon, 155
Trees and plants in Yo-Semite Valley, 250
          of Rocky Mountains, 275
Truckee region, the, 59
Tule Lands, 173
Tuolumne, South, grove of big trees, 165

Union Pacific, its construction, &c., 200
Utah, future of, 50

Vernal Falls, 158
Virginia city, 57

Wahsatch Mountains, 41–44
Washington, the city of, 9
Weather in California, 179
West, advice to those intending to go, 218
Wheat farming, 169
White sulphur springs, 106
Wine growing, 213
Wyoming, territory of, 35

Yellowstone, the Park of the, 51
Yo-Semite, to the, 131
       Valley, routes to the, 131
       trails from Clark’s into the, 146
       wonders of, 145
       Fall, the, 153
       the flora, 162
       Valley, flowers, trees, and shrubs of, 162
       routes to, viâ Mariposa, 243
          to, viâ Big-Oak Flat, 243
          to, viâ Coulterville, 243
       Valley, mountains around the, 245
       the waterfalls, 245
       the, declared a national park, 246
       Valley, trees and plants growing in and around the, 250
          the road to, 135
          Inspiration Point, 147
          advice about the trip, 176
          origin of the name, 262
Young, Brigham, 49

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