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Binding: Hardcover Year Printed: 1876
Subject: Exploration & Travel Special Attributes: 1st Edition, Illustrated
Topic: North America Origin: American
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Original 1876 First Edition of “The Pacific Tourist. Williams' Illustrated Trans-Continental Guide of Travel from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean” by Henry T. Williams :: Published by Henry T. Williams: New York :: Measures 7 1/4 x 9 1/2" :: Complete with 309 Pages + Ads.

CONDITION: A tightly bound copy, firm hinges, moderate foxing throughout, complete with all pages and illustrations; overall a very nice copy of this rare 136 Year Old Pacific Tour Guide.

THE PACIFIC TOURIST contains full description of railroad routes across the continent, all pleasure resorts and places of most noted scenery in the far west, also of all cities, towns, villages, U.S. forts, springs, lakes, mountains, routes of summer travel, best localities for hunting, fishing, sporting, and enjoyment, with all needful information for the pleasure traveler, miner, settler, or business man. It is a complete travelers Guide for The Union and Central Pacific Railroads, and all points of business or pleasure travel to California, Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, Montana, the mines and mining of the Territories, the Pacific coast, the wonders of the Rocky Mountains, the scenery of the Sierra Nevadas, the Colorado Mountains, the Big Trees, the geysers, the Yosemite, and the Yellowstone.

The volume represents over nine months’ actual time spent in personal travel—over 2,500 miles—getting with faithfulness all possible facts of interest and the latest information along the Trans-Continental Railroad. Over 40 artists, engravers and correspondents have been employed in this undertaking, and the whole represented an outlay of $20,000 at the time or about over $400,000 today.

This volume combined every possible fact to guide and instruct the pleasure traveler, business man, miner, or settler, who turned his face westward. Herein are found every Railroad Station, and time of the principal Railroads, all Stage Routes, Distances, and Fare to all principal points; all the wonders of Western Scenery, Springs, Mountains, Canons, Lakes, Deserts, Rocks, and Gardens are here described in detail. Throughout are numerous illustrations by prominent artists and engravers of the time.


Overland Travel: Hints and Comforts; Palace Car Life; Railroad Routes; Sleeping Car Expenses; Preparations Westward Trip

Union Pacific R. R.: Benefits; Discouragements; Fast Building; History; Progress

NEBRASKA: Adams; Ames; Alda; Alkali; Antelope; Barton; Big Spring; Brady Island; Bridge; Missouri River; Brownson; Brule; Bennett; Bushnell; Chapman; Chappell; Clark; Colton; Columbus; Coyote; Cozad; Dexter; Elkhorn; Elm Creek; Fremont; Gannett; Gibbon; Gilmore; Grand Island; Jackson; Josselyn; Julesburg; Julesburg Incidents; Kearny; Kearny Junction; Lockwood; Lodge Pole; Lone Tree; McPherson; Millard; Nichols; North Bend; North Platte River; North Platte; O'Fallon's; Ogalalla; Omaha; Omaha Business; Overton; Papillion; Plum Creek; Potter; Richland; Riverside; Rogers; Roscoe; Schuyler; Shelton; Sidney; Silver Creek; South Platte River; Stevenson; Summit Siding; Summit Springs; Valley; Warren; Waterloo; Willow Island; Wood River; 

COLORADO: Denver; Denver & Rio Grande; Railroad; Denver Pacific R. R; Evans; Garden of the Gods; Grand Canon; Ark.; Gray's Peak; Greeley; Life in Colorado; Manitou Springs; Mtn. Holy Cross; Notes to Tourists; Pleasure Resorts; 

WYOMING: Agate; Archer; Aspen; Atkins; Baxter; Bear River City; Bitter Creek; Black Buttes; Black Hills, Wyoming; Bridger; Bryan; Buford; Burns; Carbon; Carter; Cheyenne; Chugwater Valley; Church Buttes; Como; Cooper's Lake; Creston; Dale Creek Bridge; Dana; Devil's Gate; Sweetwater; Egbert; O ?Evanston; Fillmore; Fort Steele; Granger; Granite Canon; Green River; Grennville; Hallvllle; Hampton; Harney; Hazard; Hilliard; Hillsdale; Howell; Independence Rock; Laramie; Medicine Bow M't'ns; Millis; Miser; Otto; Percy; Piedmont; Pine Bluffs; Point of Rocks;  ?Powder River Country; Rawlins; Red Buttes; Red Desert; Rock Creek; Rock Springs; Sail Wells; Separation; Sherman; Simpson; Skull Rocks; Soda Springs; Stock Statistics;  Summit; St. Mary's; Sweetwater River; Table Rock; Thaver; Tie Siding; Tipton; Tongue River Country; Tracy. Uintah Mountains; Walcott; Washakie; Wilcox; Wind River Mountains, Wyoming; 

UTAH: American Fork; American Fork Canon; Black Rock; Blue Creek; Bonneville; Bovine; Brigham; Bromley Cathedral; Castle Rock; Centerville; City of Rocks; Coalville; Deer Creek; Desert. Great; Devil's Gate; Devil's Slide; Draperville; Echo Canon; Echo; Farmington; Gardening. Irrigation; Half-Way House; Hanging Rock; Hot Springs; Junction; Kaysville; Kelton; Lake; Lake Point; Lehi; Little Cottonwood; Lucin; Matlin; Millstone Point; Monument; Mormon Fortifications; Ogden; Ogden Canon; Ombey; One Thousand Mile Tree; Parley's Park; Payson; Peterson; Pleasant Grove; Promontory; Provo; Pulpit Rock; Quarry. Rocks Echo and Weber Canons; Rozel; Salt Lake; Salt Lake City; Sandy; Santaguin; Seco; Sentinel Rock; Shoshone Falls; Spanish Fork; Springs; Salt Lake City; Springville; Steamboat Rock; Terrace; Uintah; Utah Central R. R.; Utah Lake; Utah Southern R. R.; Utah Territory; Utah Western R.R.; Wahsatch; Weber; Weber Quarry; Weber River; Witches, The  Wood's Cross; York; 

Idaho Territory: Boise City; Boise Valley; Rattlesnake Station; Silver City; Snake River; 

MILITARY POSTS: Camp Carlin; Fort Laramie; Fort Sanders; Fort Reno; Fort Casper; Fort Fetterman; 

NEVADA: Argenta; Austin; Battle Mountain; Beowawe; Big Bonanza Mine; Bishop's; Bronco; Brown's; Brown's; Brunswick; Carlin; Carson City; Carson Sink; Chicken Soup Spring; Clark's; Clover Valley; Cluro; Coin; Cornucopia Mines; Dead Man's Spring; Deeth; Desert; Elko; Emerald Bay; Empire; Essex; Franktown; Glenbrook; Golconda; Gold Hill; Granite Point; Great Nevada Flume; Halleck; Hot Springs. Humboldt; Humboldt Lake; Humboldt River; Humboldt Sink; Independence; Iron Point; Lake Tahoe; Lake Tahoe — Stage Routes; Lake View; Lookout; Loray; Lovelock's; Lumber; Mammoth Cave; Merrimac; Mill City; Mill Station; Mines of Virginia City; Mirage; Moleen; Montello; Moore's; Morgan; Mount Davidson; Mound House; Ore—Lewis Mine; Oreana; Osino; Otego; Palisade; Peko; Pequop; Piute; Pyramid Lake; Raspberry; Reno; Rose Creek; Rowlands; Ruby Range; Rye Patch; Salvia; Scales; Silver; Shoshone; Shoshone Indian Village; Sinks of Nevada Basin; Steamboat Springs; Stone House; Sulphur Minos; Sutro Tunnel; Tahoe City; Tecoma;  Thousand Spring Valley; Tecoma; Trout in Lake Tahoe; Truckee River; Tulasco; Tule; Two Mile.  ?Virginia &Truckee R.R.; Verdi; Virginia City; Vista; Wadsworth; Walker Lake; Washoe City; Wells; Humboldt; White Plains; Winnemucca; Winnemucca Lake; Yank's; 

CALIFORNIA: Alta; Altamont; Antelope; Arcade; Auburn; Bantas; Batavia; Bay of San Francisco; Beet Sugar; Big Trees—Calaveras; Blue Canon; Boca; Bridgeport; Brighton; Brooklyn; California Pacific R. R.; Calistoga; Cannon's; Cape Horn; Cape Horn Mills; Cascade; Castle; China Ranche; Cisco; Cliff House; Climate; Clipper Gap; ? Colfax; Crest on; Davisvllle; Decoto; Dixon; Dutch Flat; Elk Grove; Ellis; Elmira; Emigrant Gap; Excursions; Fairfield; Florin; Foster; Gait; Geysers; Gold Run; Grass Valley; Great American Canon; Haywards; Insane Asylums; lone City; Jackson; Junction; Kidd's Lakes; Lathrop; Litton Seltzer Springs; Livermore; Lockford; Lodi; Lorenzo; McConnell's; Medway; Melrose; Merced; Mineral Springs; Mokelumne Hill; Moonlight Scenery of ?the Sierras; Napa; Napa Junction; Napa Soda Springs; Napa Valley; Nevada; New Almaden Quicksilver Mines; Newcastle; New England Mills; Niles; Oak Knoll; Oakland; Oakland Point; Pacific Congress Springs; Penryn; Pescadero; Petrified Forest; Pino; Pleasanton; Pleasure Resorts of California;  Proctor's; Prosser Creek; Rocklin; Rail road Works—Sacramento; Sacramento; Sacramento Capitol; San Francisco; San Joaquin Bridge; San Joaquin Valley; San Jose; San Leandro; Santa Cruz; Secret Town; Shady Run; Snow Sheds; Snow Storm at Truckee; Soda Springs Station; South Vallejo; Starvation Camp; St. Helena; Stockton; Strong's Canon; Suisun City; Summit; Summit Valley; Sunol; Sutter Creek; Tamarack; Thompson; Truckee; Vallejo; Woodward's Garden; Yosemite—Routes; Yountville; 

MISCELLANEOUS:  Ah Chine's Theology; Alexis' Buffalo Hunt; Alfalfa; Battle with Indians; Black Hills; Brown's Hole; Buffaloes; Buffalo Grass; Buffalo Robes; Bullwhackers; Cattle Kings; Central Pacific R. R.—Discouragement; Capital; Expenses; Chimney Rock; Chinese in San Francisco; Chinese Workmen; Cloud Effects; Coal Mine; Colorado Plains; Coyotes; Curious Names; Curiosities; Indians Flaming Gorge; Game—Black Hills; Giant's Club; Great Plains and Desert; Great Railroad Wedding; Green River Rocks; Hailstorms; Health—Cheyenne; Heat; Iliff—Cattle King; Indians. Astonished; Indian Burial Tree; Indian Prayer; Indian Trade;  Invalids; Advice to Invalids; Hints to Last Spike; Letters; Long's Peak; Maiden's Grave; Mormon Church; Mormon Courtesies; Mormon Religion; Mormon Social Life;  Mountain on Fire; Oasis in the Desert; "Off to the Mines;" Pike's Peak or Bust; Flutes; Customs; Plutes, Burial Dead; Plutes, Catch, Fish; Placer Mining; Platte Valley; Poker, a Chinese Idea of; Pony Express; Prairie Dogs; Prairie Fires; Prairie Hens, Shooting; Precious Stones; Rabbit Drives; Rabbit Robes; Race; Curious Rainbows; Rough Times; Cheyenne; Scientific Explorations; Sheep Raising; Skillful Cookery; Sporting. Sporting; Stock Raising; Stock Raising; Successful Farming; Sunset Scenes; The Devil; Firing off Thunder Storm; Tit for Tat; Tree Planting; Tule land; Vigilance Committee Incident; Windmills; Yellowstone Park; 

ILLUSTRATIONS: Agnes Park; American Fork Canon; American Fork (six scenes); Ames Oakes; Portrait Anderson Valley; Bank, California; Battlement Rocks; Bear River Valley; Bierstadt, Albert, Portrait; Big Trees (six scenes); Black Hills (five scenes); Black Rock; Bloomer Cut; Blue Canon; Brigham Young's Family Residence; Brigham Young's Office; Brigham Young's New Residence; Bromley's Cathedral.  Buildings Sun Francisco (five views); Bullwhacker of the Plains; Busted; Cape Horn (three views); Castle Peak; Castle Rock; Echo Canon; Castle Rock; Green River; Central Pacific Railroad; Representative ?Men; Chimney Rock; China Rum-he; Chinese Theatre; Interior Chinese Temple; Chinese Quarters; Church Buttes; Cliff House; Cold Stream; Coyotes; Custer, Gen., Portrait; Dale Creek Bridge; Deer Race with Train; Deeth Mountain Scene; Desert; Great American; Devil's Gate; Devil's Gate on Sweetwater; Devil's Slide; Devil's Tower; Dillon, Sidney, Portrait; Donner Lake; Donner Lake; Durant. T. C, Portrait; Echo Canon Cliffs; Echo Canon Mouth; Emigrant Gap Ridge; Eminent Explorers and Artists; Egyptian Tombs; Fountain, Hillside Garden; Fremont; Gin., Portrait; Gardens and Groves; Garden of the Gods; Giant's club; Giant's Gap; Giant's Tea Pot; Gilbert's Peak; Glaciers, ML Hayden; Golden Gate; Good Bye; Gould, Jay, Portrait; Grand Duke Alexis' Buffalo Hunt; Gray's Peak; Great Eastern; Echo Canon; Great Railroad Wedding; Great Salt Lake; Green Bluffs; Green River (three scenes); Green River; West Bank; Hanging Rock; Echo Canon; Harden; Prof. F. V., Portrait; Hoodlums; Humboldt Canon; Humboldt Dessert (six scenes); Humboldt River; Humboldt Sink; Humboldt Station; Hunting Prairie Hens; Independence Rock; Indian Burial Tree; Indian Costumes; Indian Tent Scene; Jupiter's Baths; Lake Angeline; Lake Esther; Lake Lai; Lake Scene near Gold Hill; Lake Tahoe; Laramie Plains; Morning; Lightning Scene; Little Blue Canon; Long's Peak; Marv's Lake; Medicine Bow Mtns; Men of California, Portraits; Missouri River Bridge;  ?Monument Point; Monument Rock; Moore's Lake; Moran Thomas, Portrait;  Mormon Tabernacle; Mormon Temple; Mormons (nine portraits); Mtn. of the Holy Cross; Mt. Blackmore; Mts. Hayden and Moran; Needle Rocks; Oakland Avenue;  Oakland Garden; Oak Knoll; Oakland Piazza Vines; Ogden; Ogden Canon Narrows; Old Mill, Am. Fork Canon; Omaha. Scenes in (five views); Overland Stage; IndiaN Attack; Palace Butte; Palace-Car Life; Palisades of the Humboldt; Pappoosu Scene; Pawnee Chief In Full Dress; Petrified Fish Cut; Piute Indians; Platte River; near Fort Steele; Pony Express; Pony Express Saluting the Telegraph; Pony Express Station; Powell, Major J. W., Portrait; Prairie Dog City; Prairie on Fire; Prospect Hill; Prospect Hill; Pulpit Rock; Pyramid Lake; Representative Men; Union Pacific Railroad; Residence D. O. Mills; Rock Cut near Aspen; Ruby Range; Salt Lake City; Salt Lake at Monument Point; San Francisco Harbor (four views); San Francisco View; San Francisco Mint; Scott. Thomas A., Portrait; Secret Town Trestle-Work; Sentinel Rock; Shady Run; Shooting Ducks; Shoshone Falls;?Shoshone Indian Village; Sierras, Scenery; Sign Mormon Stores; Silver Palace-Car of C. P. R. R.; Skull Rocks; Snow Sheds; Union Pacific Railroad; Snow Sheds; Central Pacific Railroad; Snow Sheds Gallery; Snow Slide Mountains; Street Scene; San Francisco; Summits of the Sierras.  The Pacific Tourist; Thousand Mile Tree; Truckee River (six scenes). Tunnel No. 3, Weber Canon Tunnel; Strong's Canon; Twin Sisters; Ute Squaw and Papoose; Unitah Mountains; Virginia City, Nevada; Vision Golden Country; Wadsworth; Weber Canon, Heights; Wheeler; Lieut., Portrait; Wilhelmina Pass; Williams' Canon; Windmill at Laramie; Winnemucca; Indian Chief; Winter Forest Scene, Sierras; Witches Bottles;  Witches Rocks; Woodward's Gardens; Yellowstone Geysers (five views); Yellowstone Lake;  ?Yellowstone; Lower Falls; Yellowstone Park Scenes; Yellowstone Valley; Yosemite; Bridal Veil; Yosemite, Mirror lake; Yosemite, Vernal Falls;

















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