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A Month's Tour through the Eastern States


1st day
Leave New York for Philadelphia (two hours by train). Philadelphia is the beautiful capital of the State of Pennsylvania, and has many very handsome buildings, notably the City Hall, covering four acres and a half, with its immense tower (surmounted by a colossal statue of William Penn) rising to a height of 547 feet. Besides Independence Hall, Philadelphia has many historical relics of colonial times. Girard College and magnificent Fairmount Park (of nearly 3,000 acres) are objects of interest to be visited. Atlantic City, the principal watering place on the New Jersey coast, is only one hour distant by train.
3d day
Washington, D.C. (three hours by train from Philadelphia), the capital of the United States. The Capitol, of classic architecture with Corinthian details, is one of the noblest public buildings in the world. Here are the Senate and. House of Representatives, and the Supreme Court of the United States. In front of the Capitol is the Congressional Library, and in the rear Pennsylvania Avenue stretches away to the Treasury Building and the White House, the presidential residence. The Washington Monument, an impressive marble obelisk 555 feet high, is a landmark for miles. An interesting excursion can be made to Mount Vernon, the Virginian home of General Washington, and his burial-place
5th day Leave Washington for Chicago by rail (about twenty -four hours' run).
6th day
Chicago, 111., the railroad metropolis of the West, and the second largest city of the United States. Chicago is situated on the western shore of Lake Michigan. The Lake Shore drive, flanked with palatial residences, is one of the most delightful in the country. The immense cattle-yards and slaughter-houses are well worth visiting. There are several public parks, among which is Lincoln Park, which contains a good zoological garden of native animals.
8th day Leave Chicago for Niagara Falls (about twelve hours' run).
9th day Niagara Falls. The Horseshoe Fall is 158 feet high, with a contour of 3,010 feet, and the American Fall is 1,060 feet wide and 167 feet high. A trip to the Cave of the Winds, under the American Fall, is an experience never to be forgotten, and a voyage on the " Maid of the Mist" steamboat when the sun is shining is a revelation in rainbows.
10th day Leave Niagara Falls by the Gorge Railroad, by which a good view of the Whirlpool Rapids and the Whirlpool is obtained; to Lewiston; thence by steamer across Lake Ontario to Toronto. A few hours will suffice for the sights of this quiet, interesting Canadian city, and the traveler can leave in 'the afternoon by steamer for the Thousand Islands.
11th day The voyage through the Thousand Islands of the St. Lawrence is considered to be one of the most beautiful in the country. Shortly before reaching Montreal the steamer shoots Lachine Rapids.
12th day
Montreal, the commercial capital of Canada, is a strange mixture of the old regime of France and a new-world city, of Notre Dame and Champ de Mars, assurance companies and banks, together with some of the best examples of modern street architecture such as even London and New York would be proud of. Mount Royal, with its steep, well-wooded sides, makes a noble background for the city. Leave by rail or night boat for Quebec.
14th day
Quebec is the military key to the valley of the St. Lawrence, and one of the most historic cities of the continent.^ The citadel, still garrisoned, frowns on the river, and beyond it are the Heights of Abraham, where in 1759, by the most romantic and most picturesque battle of modern history, was decided forever the question of French or Anglo-Saxon supremacy in North America. A short excursion can be made to the beautiful Montmorency Falls, the shrine of Ste. Anne de Beaupre', and to an Indian village inhabited by the last remnant of the Huron nation.
16th day
Saguenay River. This excursion can be made either by rail to Lake St. John, thence by rail to Chicoutimi, or up and back by steamer. The scenery is grand, especially about Capes Eternity and Trinity.
18th day Leave Quebec for Bretton Woods, about eight hours by rail.
19th day
At Bretton Woods, in the heart of the White Mountains, and commanding a grand view of the Presidential range, of which Mount Washington (6,240 feet) is the highest peak.
21st day Leave Bretton Woods through the Crawford Notch, by rail for Boston. About eight hours by rail.
22d day

Boston, the "Hub of the Universe," the capital of New England, and undeniably the most interesting and most attractive city to all visitors, foreign or native-born, of any of the cities of America. Its hospitality to foreigners of dis- ' tinction as well as to compatriots in masses is proverbial, and consequently, more frequently than in any of the larger cities, it is selected as the meeting place of congresses and conventions of churches of all denominations, of medical and other scientific societies, and for great gatherings of the Grand Army, Masons, Odd Fellows and various fraternal associations.

The visitor, if he has time to spare, will find in Boston a good place to stay for a short season. It is healthfully located, has a fine water supply, and public sanitation is near perfection. Points of interest in and around the city are innumerable, and economical facilities for daily trips by land and water are plentiful. The hotel accommodation is unsurpassed, the roads are of the best for motoring, the system of public parks and parklike drives is the finest on the continent. The Public Library is one of the great libraries of the world, and the Art Museum is amongst the best. Boston deserves more than a short visit, and is supremely "a place to come to." Of course beautiful, aristocratic Brookline must not be omitted, and a visit to classical Cambridge, with its famous Harvard University besides the homes of Longfellow and Lowell, will amply repay the visitor. Other trips are to Plymouth, the landing place of the Pilgrim Fathers in December, 1620, and to Lexington and Concord, where on the i9th of April, 1775, occurred the first military skirmishes of the Revolutionary war.

25th day Pittsfield, in the Berkshire Hills, is reached in about four hours by rail. It is a picturesque town, and a good center for delightful trolley excursions into the hill country of Massachusetts.
26th day Make excursion from Pittsfield by ca'rriage or trolley to the beautiful towns of Lenox and Stockbridge, studded with the palatial cottages and extensive parks of the wealthy of New York and Boston
27th day From Pittsfield by rail to Albany (about one hour). Albany, on the River Hudson, is the capital of New York State. The Capitol is a magnificent building, dominating the city and the country round about.
28th day Leave Albany by early train for Caldwell, on Lake George, a narrow but most beautiful sheet of water from whose shores wood-covered mountains rise precipitously — an impressive, sweet and restful scene. Make tour of the lake by steamer from Caldwell. At head of the lake ( north), on the lowlands between it and the larger *but less charming lake, Champlain, is what is left of Fort Ticonderoga, whose bloodless capture in 1775, by Ethan Allen, added a comic element to its previous sanguinary and pathetic history. Returning to Caldwell, take train to Saratoga Springs and spend the night there.
29th day At Saratoga, the celebrated spa and resort of fashion and affluence
30th day Leave Saratoga by early train for Albany, and thence by Day Line steamer down the Hudson, the Rhine of America, to New York.


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