Faster than a horse: moving West with engine power
Describes what it was like to travel by steamboat, steam locomotive, trolley car, and automobile when these inventions were still very new. Lists places across the country where the reader can ride in antique conveyances.
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Westward on the Rails
Steamboating on the Ocean
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