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    Olin Dunbar Wheeler
Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. Excerpt from book: 6,000 Miles Through Wonderland6,000 Miles Through Wonderland. SEWARD'S PROPHECY. Breathes there a man with soul so dead Who never to himself hath said, This is my own, my native land ? —textit{Scott. gHE American people are reputed a nation of travelers. The allegation is undoubtedly a true one, and is applicable to no one class alone. Rich and poor, high official and private citizen, the aristocrat and the tramp, each and all exercise the '' inalienable right" of an American citizen—and travel. To such an extent is this so that it has been stated, and currently accepted as true, that were it not for the American dollars left in Europe by travelers serious distress would result at many of the points embraced in the continental tour. In so far as scenery alone is concerned the evidence is beyond dispute that this country can match anylhing that the old country has to show, and in many cases so far excel it that comparison is out of the question. It is time lost and money thrown away to go from here there to see fine scenery alone. We have more of it than have they. William H. Seward, prophet, seer, and statesman, pierced the veil far into the future when, standing in 1860 on the platform at the door of the capitol of the State of Minnesota, in St. Paul, he gave utterance in substance to this, at that time, remarkable statement: I find myself for the first time upon the high land in the center of the continent of North America, equidistant from the waters of Hudson Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Here is the place, the central place, where the agricultural products of this region of North America must pour out their tributes to the world. I have cast about for the future and ultimate seat of power of North America. I looked to Quebec, to New Orleans, to Washington, San Francisco, and St. Louis for ...  
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