Pacific Coast Souvenir, 1888.


23. THE SUMMIT OF THE SIERRA. (On the C. P. R. R. Elevation, 7017 ft.) Possibly some conception of the grandeur of this sawtooth range may be gained when the summit is reached, the lowest point over -which the iron-horse could climb being nearly one and a half miles above the sea. This elevation is attained in less than one hundred miles of travel.

24. THE FERRY-BOAT "PIEDMONT." This is one of the large, handsome ferry-boats of the Southern Pacific Company, which ply between Oakland and San Francisco. Safety, speed, and elegance are the main characteristics of this fleet of transports, which carried during the year 1887 over seven millions of people across the bay.

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