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The Northern Traveller…, Third Edition, 1828.
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Author Timothy Dwight was a peripatetic Connecticut clergyman whose earlier travel accounts had been published and widely read. His Northern Traveller provided information for tourists and covered a wide territory including "the routes to Niagara, Quebec, and the Springs, with the Tour of New England and the route to the coal mines of Pennsylvania." Only sections relating to the Hudson River and its region are included here.
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The River Hudson. 1859.
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The Hudson River Rail Road was opened on the east shore of the river in 1850, increasing the scope of travel literature. Steam travel was reaching its peak when this book, a good example of the type of guide provided commercially to tourists, was published. With "descriptions and illustrations of its sublime scenery and places of interest," this guide was heavily promoted and carried a number of advertisements.
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