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Title: The street railway review
Year: 1891 (1890s)
Authors: American Street Railway Association Street Railway Accountants’ Association of America American Railway, Mechanical, and Electrical Association
Subjects: Street-railroads
Publisher: Chicago : Street Railway Review Pub. Co

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TLN.NEI, UNDER HLIJSO.V RIVER. north on the Manhattan side to a point near 33rd St. and SixthAve., where connection will also be made with the New YorkSubway, and with the tunnel of the Pennsylvania R. R. The importance of this new tunnel under the Hudson River canhardly be overestimated. Within a radius of 25 miles from theJersey terminal there is a resident population of more than amillion and a half nf iicnidp to all of whom New York is the busl-

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KA«T HIDE Of TWI> LUCK l.> >UHTI1 TUNSKL. nnw and Rocial Mecca. More than 300,000 people crosH th<r Hud-Mon Riv»T dally In ferry boats. The new tunnel will permitthroUKh electric, railway Hervlce from Newark. Montilair. theOranKeii. Hackenfuu-k. Knglewood, Iatemon, Passaic. Hayonne.Jersey Cily and Holioken. directly Into Manhattan withoutchaoKe of cars, ll Is bellevrMi the cflrrylnR capacity of this newmeans of communication will lie taxed to ils utmost from the clayday It Is op. ned for reRular lraffl<-. The tunnel just completed is one of two that are beiui; built bythe New York & New Jersey Railroad Co., for the purpose ofcreating physical connections between the network of electricrailway lines in New Jersey, and the surface and subway lines ofManhattan. The tunnel now completed is the northerly one. Thesouth tunnel parallels this a short distance to the south. About2.000 ft. of the south tunnel is now completed and work is pro-gressing at the rate of 42 ft. p

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Title: Chicago
Year: 1917 (1910s)
Authors: Chatfield-Taylor, H. C. (Hobart Chatfield), 1865-1945 Hornby, Lester George, b. 1882, ill
Subjects: Chicago (Ill.) — Description and travel Chicago (Ill.) — History
Publisher: Boston New York : Houghton Mifflin Co.

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lion people of 25 Chicago both sexes are dumped six days a week bythe transportation lines to toil for theirdaily bread. When the office buildings andstores vomit them into the streets at night-fall, they hang to straps in surface,steam, orelevated cars, until they reach the housesand flats they designate as home ; but nosooner is the soot washed from their facesthan a goodly proportion ot them hastenback to the Loop again, for here are theclubs, theatres, restaurants, and hotels, aswell as the banks, offices, and departmentstores. Indeed, when the street lamps andprotean signs begin to glisten, the aspectof the Loop alters entirely. Restless menand neurotic women no longer scamperfrom sky-scraper to sky-scraper; in theirplaces are affable strollers who tarry nowand then to gaze at the modish manikinsdisplayed in the gay shop windows. Thestreet cars still deposit people in the Loop,but they are merry-makers, not toilers, 26 From the Viaduct — The Loop Station at West Randolph Street

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The Heart of the City and some of them actually find time tosmile. The horse truck, moreover, and themotor van have disappeared, and only thelimousine and taxicab remain to menacelife. A cauldron of human endeavor by day,a pleasure spot by night, the Loop is lit-erally, as well as metaphorically, the heartof the city. Technically speaking it is thepart of our so-called Business Districtencircled by the ugly posts and girders ofthe elevated railways. In reality, however,it extends to the lake and river, and as farsouth as the Blackstone Hotel; for withinthis area of less than a square mile is foundeverything material or aesthetic which theinhabitants of our three sides enjoy incommon. Less than fifty years ago this Loop wasa waste of smouldering ruins; yet thebuilder of the sky-scraper has been almostas ruthless a destroyer as the Great Fire 27 Chicago itself, so different in aspect is the businessdistrict of to-day from that which arosefromthe ashes of i 87 i. Should some Rip VanWinkl

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Title: The North and West illustrated for tourist, business and pleasure travel : The popular resorts of California, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Dakota, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, northern Michigan and Minnesota. A guide to the lakes and rivers, to the plains and mountains, to the resorts of birds, game animals and fishes; and hints for the commercial traveler, the theatre manager, the land hunter and the emigrant
Year: 1876 (1870s)
Authors: Chicago and North Western Railway Company Stennett, W. H. (William H.), 1832-1915
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Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Chicago & North-Western Railway Co.

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miles from the city of La Crosse,to which stages run twice daily, connecting withboth our passenger trains. A stage also runs fromhere via Melrose to Black River Falls, three timeseach week. Considerable lumbering is carried on at 98 The North and West Illustrated. this station. From this point a line of railroad isbeing built into La Crosse, and soon we shall haveour through trains running into that enterprisingcity. Midway, 273 miles from Chicago. New Amster-dam, 4 miles distant, McGilroys Ferry, 5 miles,Gales Ferry, and Stevenstown, 5miles, are tributa-ry. La Crosse, 8 miles distant, is reached by stage. Trempealeau, 284 miles from Chicago, is inTrempealeau county, (a large but not densely pop-ulated county,) 7 miles from Galesville, the cap-ital of the county, and has 600 inhabitants. PineCreek, 291 miles, Marshland, 292 miles, andBluff1 Side, 295 miles from Chicago, are new sta-tions. We have now reached the Mississippi river,and will cross it on a fine bridge, built at a cost of

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W. S. Ingrahams Gold Fish Pond, Waukegan, III.—page 105 0,000 by the Chicago & North-Western RailwayCo., and at 297 miles from Chicago reach Winona. This city of 11,000 persons, is the cap-ital of Winona county, Minn., which was organizedin 1854, and has 28,000 inhabitants. Lake Winonaadjoins the city limits, and in an early day was sonoted for its game, that its surroundings were named Prairie aux Isle, or Prairie of Winged Fowl.1Some years after it was named Wabasha Prairie,after the Sioux chief of that name, whose tribe formany generations made this location its home. Thecounty is quite famous for its trout streams. Thecity of Winona is the largest and most important commercial city in Southern Minnesota, and thethird in point of population in the State, and is sit-uated on a beautiful level prairie, on the west bankof the Mississippi river. The first white settlementmade in this place was in 1851. Winona is noted for the natural beauty of its site ;for its healthfulness ;

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