Chapter 1: On the Road

Fond farewells were said. Mother gave me recipes for biscuits, graham cakes, bread, sourdough pancakes and other simple dishes, and photographs of our home. [To see some of the recipes, click here; the photographs are in Chapter 16.] Father saw me on the train from the North Tonawanda [New York] station, and I was off via the Canadian route to Chicago, and Northern Pacific to Spokane, Washington. The photograph of the town shows a typical one-street settlement sarcastically named Paradise, Montana. (It was too hot to be Paradise.)  [Click on the images to see them larger.]

We were delayed some hours in Montana, owing to a train wreck. Some of us made the acquaintance of sagebrush and cactus. Also the eroded Badlands.

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