Title: Picturesque America; or, The land we live in. A delineation by pen and pencil of the mountains, rivers, lakes, forests, water-falls, shores, cañons, valleys, cities, and other picturesque features of our country
Year: 1872 (1870s)
Authors: Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878, editor Bunce, Oliver Bell, 1828-1890
Publisher: New York, D. Appleton
Contributing Library: University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Digitizing Sponsor: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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ewer than eighteen hotels and boarding-houses have been erectedalong the shore, some of them elegant and costly and of vast dimensions. People fromall parts of the Union flock to this spot, for the sake of breathing the cool ccean-air,and plunging in the waves, and watching the breakers, as they dash upon the high, pre-cipitous rocks that line the shore, at a little distance south of the smooth, hard beachwhere the bathing is done. Artists say there are no rocks on our coasts so rich andvaried in their coloring as these—south of this ledge there are, indeed, no rocks at allon the American shore, until you reach the reef of Florida. Indian Rock, of whichwe give a view on steel, from a painting by Hazeltine, is named from an old tra-dition, which declares there are red stains of Indian blood upon it, which the waveshave never been able to wash off—a story almost as well founded as many other aborigi-nal legends. THE SOUTH SHORE OF LAKE ERIE WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY J. DOUGLAS WOODWARD.
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Erie Canal Basin and Elevator, Buflalo. A MONG the five great lakes of the Western chain, Erie occupies the fourth place-^ ^ as regards size, the last place in point of beauty, and no place at all in romance.Lakes have their natures as distinctly marked as the human children who tread theirshores. One child is imaginative, and the brother next in age has a deadly-practicalmind; one sister is beautiful, and another without a charm; the children of the sameparents grow up as different as though born in the four different quarters of the earth,and yet the influences around them are the same. In like manner, the sister-lakes, join- THE SOUTH SHORE OF LAKE ERIE. 5 ino- hands from Minnesotato the ocean, have their dis-tinct characteristics; each, inturn, comes to the front withher one superlative adjective,whose fitness cannot be ques-tioned, but whose rank in thescale varies according to thetemperament of the traveller,as, with guide-book in handand glasses slung from hisshoulder, he stand
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