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Summer Suns in the Far West
A Holiday Trip to the Pacific Slope by W. G. Blaikie D.D., LL.D. (1890)


SOME portions of what follows have already appeared in the form of letters, partly in one journal, partly in another. Any friends, interested in what they read there, have expressed a desire to have a more full and connected record of my tour. I have therefore recast the whole, and added nearly as much as was contained in the original papers, keeping up the style of easy letters, so that the whole might he regarded as written (as much of it was) in the railway carriage. The book is neither more nor less than notes of a holiday trip; and I cannot hope by means of it to do more' than enable others to share the information and the pleasure which the trip imparted to the travellers themselves, and perhaps add a little filament to the cord of interest and regard that binds together the two great sections of (he Anglo-Saxon family.


Chapter I. Edinburgh to Philadelphia
Chapter II. Baltimore to Chicago
Chapter III. Prairie, and Colorado Rockies
Chapter IV. Salt Lake City and the Mormons
Chapter V. The Yosemite Valley
Chapter VI. Los Angeles
Chapter VII. Southern California as a field for Emigration
Chapter VIII. “Out and About"
Chapter IX. Seaside on the Pacific
Chapter X. San Francisco
Chapter XI. Northwards to British Columbia
Chapter XII. The Great Canadian Highlands
Chapter XIII. The North-West, Manitoba, and Toronto
Chapter XIV. Niagara
Chapter XV. North Field and Home

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