Appleton's Illustrated Hand-book of American Summer Resorts (Google eBook)

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Page 129 - The banks of the strait (Detroit) are vast meadows, and the prospect is terminated with some hills covered with vineyards, trees bearing good fruit, groves and forests, so well disposed, that one would think nature alone could not have made without the help of art so charming a prospect.
Page 174 - Rivers; thence east to the place of beginning is hereby reserved and withdrawn from settlement, occupancy, or sale under the laws of the United States, and dedicated and set apart as a public park or pleasuring-ground for the benefit and enjoyment of the people...
Page 199 - ... and statues. The interior of the building is treated much after the manner of a Roman basilica, with broad nave and aisles. The roof is therefore in three divisions. The middle one rises much, higher than the others, and its walls are pierced to form a beautiful arcaded clear-story. The cupola, placed exactly at the center of the building, and rising 165 feet above the ground, is reached by eight elevators.
Page 158 - Yo-Semite, throughout its whole length ; but besides these, there are many other striking peculiarities and features, both of sublimity and beauty, which can hardly be surpassed, if equalled, by those of any mountain valleys in the world.
Page 89 - ... soon, however, forgets the mountain beneath him, in the absorbing beauties before him. For it is not a barren unenlivened plain on which his eye rests: but a rich alluvial valley, geometrically diversified in the summer with grass, corn, grain, and whatever else laborious industry has there reared. On the west, and a little elevated above the general level, the eye turns with delight to...
Page 54 - ... extending quite across the chasm, the water retiring to the left, and being hid from the eye by intervening prominences. But in freshets, or after heavy rains, it pours over from the one side of the chasm to the other in a proud amber sheet. A pathway to this has been blasted, at a considerable expense, under an overhanging rock, and around an extensive projection, directly beneath which rages and roars a most violent rapid. Here some, unaccustomed to such bold scenery, have been intimidated,...
Page 151 - RR, with which they connect by stages. The waters issue from a slate-stone cliff, and are received into small reservoirs. The springs differ one of them being a strong chalybeate, with but little alum; another, a milder chalybeate, with more alumina; while the others are alum of different strength, with traces of iron. The waters are decidedly tonic and astringent, and are recommended for scrofula, dyspepsia, eruptive affections, hepatic derangement, chronic diarrhoaa, nervous debility, and in...
Page 200 - ... pavilion. This pavilion, forming the main triple-arched entrance, with an open colonnade in the second story, is finished with a low pediment enriched with a highly elaborate basrelief. The corner pavilions have each an open colonnade added above the main cornice. Here are located the hanging gardens.
Page 93 - Bash-Bish, a ride in all of about 18 miles, and wholly along the mountain-bowl. On the eastern side of this range, and about four miles from Norton's House, in Salisbury, where you will, of course, put up, is Sage's Ravine, which is the antithesis of Bash-Bisk.
Page 109 - ... pours out its blissful warble like an embodied joy. The sea is rosy, and the sky ; the line of land is radiant ; the scattered sails glow with the delicious color that touches so tenderly the bare, bleak rocks.

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