Posted 7 years ago
I am a huge collector of antique books. I just love forgotten knowledge and details about places & events that were noted as they occurred. Something that these days historians can't do or impress me with.
Back in the 19th century if you didn't know what the Unites States of America looked like. This book illustrated everything about the United States at the time of 1879. I am sure this book filled many adventure seekers heads with all sorts of crazy ideas. Such old print images and tales as: The Valley of Yellowstone Nat.'l Park, Hudson River at West point, Natural Bridge-Virginia, Minot's Ledge Lighthouse-Massachusetts, Niagara Falls, Down the Mississippi River, Saratoga Springs and Saratoga Lake, The Erie Canal, In the Adirondacks, Lumbering on the Susquehanna River, The Great Lakes and Their Cities, The East River, The Yosemite Valley, The Region of the Juniata, Mammoth Cave-Kentucky, Sabbath-Day Point & Lake George, The Great Horseshoe Curve on the Pennsylvania Railroad, The Wonders of the Colorado River, Fairmount Park-Philadelphia, Trenton High Falls-New York, Squam Lake-New Hampshire, and the White Mountains. This was all America was all about back then.