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Tourists heading west, before the Civil War...



Item # 661441

July 23, 1858

NEW YORK HERALD, July 23, 1858  The last column of the front page, all of page 2, and a bit of pg. 3 are taken up with a terrific & extremely detailed "travelogue" for those tourists venturing to the West. Extremely early for such, with some fascinating reading under the heads: "THE GRAND AMERICAN TOUR" "Pleasure Trip from the Atlantic to the Pacific"  "The Alleghanies, the Rocky Mountains and the Sierra Nevada" "Up The Missouri River" "The Prairies, the Plans, the Great Basin, and the Valleys of California".
Among the front page heads are: "THE GRAND AMERICAN TOUR" "Pleasure Trip from the Atlantic to the Pacific" "The Alleghanies, the Rocky Mountains and the Sierra Nevada" "Natural Curiosities on The Route" and much more (see).
The photos can show only small portions as the text is extremely lengthy. It ends with: "...Here we have indicated a route for the great American tour...It is the grand American continental tour from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and one over which, a few years hence, numerous pleasure parties will be traveling."
Eight pages, excellent condition.

Item from Catalog 286 (released for September, 2019)...

Category: Pre-Civil War

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