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Book/Printed Material Our new West. Records of travel between the Mississippi River and the Pacific Ocean. Over the plains--over the mountains--through the great interior basin--over the Sierra Nevadas--to and up and down the Pacific coast. With details of the wonderful natural scenery, agriculture, mines , business, social life, progress, and prospects ... including a full description of the Pacific railroad; and of the life of the Mormons, Indians, and Chinese. With map, portraits, and twelve full page illustrations

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Title

  • Our new West. Records of travel between the Mississippi River and the Pacific Ocean. Over the plains--over the mountains--through the great interior basin--over the Sierra Nevadas--to and up and down the Pacific coast. With details of the wonderful natural scenery, agriculture, mines , business, social life, progress, and prospects ... including a full description of the Pacific railroad; and of the life of the Mormons, Indians, and Chinese. With map, portraits, and twelve full page illustrations

Summary

  • Bowles, editor of the Springfield (Mass.) Republican, was one of a party that travelled across the Continent in the summers of 1865 and 1866 to explore the Western lands. Several books resulted from the trips. The detailed subtitle of Bowles's book shows clearly how at the time interests in natural and man-made wonders and in exploitable resources were combined. Bowles sees the railroads as the key that will unlock the region. In addition to his enthusiasm for the West, Bowles urges the preservation of Niagara Falls (probably influenced by Frederick Law Olmsted, whom he met in Yosemite Valley) and of regions of the Adirondacks and Maine (pp. 384-85). American Memory.

Names

  • Bowles, Samuel, 1826-1878

Created / Published

  • Hartford, Ct., Hartford publishing co.; New York, J.D. Dennison [etc., etc.] 1869.

Headings

  • -  West (U.S.)--Description and travel

Notes

  • -  Also available in digital form.

Medium

  • xx, [21]-524 p. incl. plates, map. front. (ports.) 23 cm. .

Call Number/Physical Location

  • F594 .B78
  • F594 .B78 Copy 2 Copy 2.

Library of Congress Control Number

  • rc01001503

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  • pdf

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Chicago citation style:

Bowles, Samuel. Our new West. Records of travel between the Mississippi River and the Pacific Ocean. Over the plains--over the mountains--through the great interior basin--over the Sierra Nevadas--to and up and down the Pacific coast. With details of the wonderful natural scenery, agriculture, mines , business, social life, progress, and prospects ... including a full description of the Pacific railroad; and of the life of the Mormons, Indians, and Chinese. With map, portraits, and twelve full page illustrations. [Hartford, Ct., Hartford publishing co.; New York, J.D. Dennison etc., et, 1869] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/rc01001503/.

APA citation style:

Bowles, S. (1869) Our new West. Records of travel between the Mississippi River and the Pacific Ocean. Over the plains--over the mountains--through the great interior basin--over the Sierra Nevadas--to and up and down the Pacific coast. With details of the wonderful natural scenery, agriculture, mines , business, social life, progress, and prospects ... including a full description of the Pacific railroad; and of the life of the Mormons, Indians, and Chinese. With map, portraits, and twelve full page illustrations. [Hartford, Ct., Hartford publishing co.; New York, J.D. Dennison etc., et] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/rc01001503/.

MLA citation style:

Bowles, Samuel. Our new West. Records of travel between the Mississippi River and the Pacific Ocean. Over the plains--over the mountains--through the great interior basin--over the Sierra Nevadas--to and up and down the Pacific coast. With details of the wonderful natural scenery, agriculture, mines , business, social life, progress, and prospects ... including a full description of the Pacific railroad; and of the life of the Mormons, Indians, and Chinese. With map, portraits, and twelve full page illustrations. [Hartford, Ct., Hartford publishing co.; New York, J.D. Dennison etc., et, 1869] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/rc01001503/>.