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Title: The North and West illustrated for tourist, business and pleasure travel : The popular resorts of California, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Dakota, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, northern Michigan and Minnesota. A guide to the lakes and rivers, to the plains and mountains, to the resorts of birds, game animals and fishes; and hints for the commercial traveler, the theatre manager, the land hunter and the emigrant
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e: The Ogden, (recentlyrebuilt), having 125 rooms;Pacific, 75 rooms; Metropol-itan, 25 rooms; Bryant, 20rooms; Clifton, 25 rooms;and Farmers, 20 rooms;charges range from $1.50 toS3 per day. Since the bridgeacross the river here wasbuilt, an effort has beenmade by the people ofCouncil Bluffs to have thetrains of the Union PacificRoad cross the bridge, andmake Council Bluffs theeastern terminus of thatline, but owing to variouscomplications their termi-nus was held at Omaha, onthe opposite side of theriver, and the trains of theIowa lines made CouncilBluffs their western termi-nus. The result was adouble transfer, the passen-gers from the trains fromthe East debarking here,getting into a transfertrain that crossed thebridge, and again debarkingon the Omaha side, andthere taking the westbound trains of the UnionPacific Road. Coming fromthe West similar transferswere made. A recent decis-ion of the Supreme Courtof the United States seemsto have settled the ques-tion, and very soon a joint
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32 The North and West Illustrated. depot is promised for the east bank of the river,and the usual double transfer will be avoided. AtCouncil Bluffs we makeclose connections withthe trains of The Kansas City, St. Joseph & Council, Bluffs Railroad, which are taken byour passengers for St. Joseph, Atchison, Leaven-worth, Kansas City, and other Western Missouriand Kansas towns. Omaha. Hurriedly we have spanned the 492 miles that separate Chicago from Omaha, andcrossing the beautiful railroad bridge (a view of which we give,) you are landed inthat live, wide-awake city, whose name is Omaha. There you will find the GrandCentral Hotel, with our ticket offices therein, many fine business houses, built alongfinely graded and paved streets, that are constantly crowded with the evidences of alarge and rapidly growing trade. Besides the Grand Central, the city contains severalother good hotels, an opera house, fine school houses, churches, public halls, largemanufacturing establishments, the
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