Monograph Series - United States Historical Society

Monograph Series - United States Historical Society

Author: United States Catholic Society


ISBN: 1230112626


Page: 54

View: 358

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...the rapidly closlng day is a murky smoky atmosphere such as one $668 in the busy towns of Lancashire. Why the Golden Gate? In my perplexity I turn back to the West which We are leaving, and I need no further ex planation. The revelation is made to me. The sun has gone down but left the traces of his bright golden glory behind him, and there between the two headlands which form the pillars (themselves gilt by the brightness all around them) we see only one blaze of rich golden light from side to side. It is well called the Golden Gate. A turn in our course presently shuts out this brightness from our view, and we discern in the dull light a number of vessels anchored in what seems and is, in fact, an immense anchorage ground. We tread our way cautiously amongst them, and, finally landed at Broadway Wharf, we are taken possession of by the employees of the Palace Hotel, San Francisco, and within its hospitable portals we speedily find ourselves. I will by-and-by tell you what San Francisco is like. TUESDAY, SEPT. 18, 1883. M Y impressions of yesterday evening of the beauty of this place were quite confirmed this morning. We arrived at the Palace Hotel and found it all ablaze and a band playing in the atrium (Arthur will explain) or court-yard, which was crowded. Our rooms had been engaged and were the best in the house----on the sixth story! They were really very fine--large, lofty, with bathroom and dressing-room to each--in fact, very complete suites of rooms. In the morning we found we had a distant view of the b ay and across to Goat Island over the intervening _ Q i ty. 'F1-isco is certainly beautifully situated and beautiE 'ally laid out. Sheltered from the west by the south2 Irn arm of the bay, it rests upon a succession...

Harvard Guide to American History

Harvard Guide to American History

Author: Frank Burt Freidel

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674375602

Category: History

Page: 1290

View: 787

Notes on research methods and materials accompany a one-volume reference guide to publications dealing with America's historical development