The Round Trip from the Hub to the Golden Gate. Susie C. Clark.
The Round Trip from the Hub to the Golden Gate.
The Round Trip from the Hub to the Golden Gate.

The Round Trip from the Hub to the Golden Gate.

Boston: Lee and Shepard, 1890. First edition. Spine sunned. Very clean throughout. A very good copy of this memoir of a woman traveling alone by rail in California and the Southwest. Original purple pebbled cloth titled in gilt. Octavo. 193, [3, ads] pp. Item #17092

Susie Champney Clark (b. 1856) recounts her train journey as she traveled alone on an organized rail tour from Boston to Los Angeles, up through San Francisco and Sonoma County, back down to Salt Lake City and home to New England. She expresses her awe of the landscape of the West, though occasionally comments on how much of the terrain is barren and unpopulated. During her disappointing visit to Salt Lake City, she notes, “the streets are thronged, the city’s unattractive hotels are crowded, and there is a spirit of prophecy in the air that Mormonism is on the wane, its record a memory of the past…” (p. 162).

Clark was a Boston-born spiritualist, faith healer, lecturer, and author who wrote several travel memoirs, a biography of the Irish American actor John E. McCullough, and books on spiritualism and esoteric medical practices.

Price: $75.00

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