Delia Locke


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June 15. growing on slender vines, veryhard, and some resemblinggreen pomegranates. We went asfar as Gattun, where we stoppedfor wood and water. This is atown situated on the river Chagres,which the railroad follows agreat part of the way across the Isthmus.The waters of this river arevery muddy: the scenery about itis quite picturesque. We saw numbers ofthe natives rowing up anddown, bringing fruit to theplace where we were stopping,which proved to be very nice. Herewe sat for hours; waiting for atrain from Panama - untilsome of our company became soJune 15. impatient, that they spoiled allthe pleasure which we and theymight have experienced there.Just before night we returnedto Aspinwall, the other train nothaving arrived: and then commencedmore fault finding than ever.Some said it was a continued planof the company, that we mightbe obliged to have more money atAspinwall, for our lodging andmeals. But we found out howit was in a short time after arrivingthere. A serious accidentdetained the other train, A carbroke loose - another came incollision, breaking the ends of both,killing one man and wounding

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1855 (May-July)


Original diary dimensions: 9.5 x 14 cm.

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