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Mexico | John Stoddard's Lectures



Mexico. Illustrated and embellished with views of the world's famous places and people, being the identical discourses delivered during the past eighteen years under the title of the Stoddard lectures.

TitleMexico - John L. Stoddard's Lectures
AuthorJohn L. Stoddard
PublisherNorwood Press
Year1901
Copyright1901, John L. Stoddard
AmazonJohn L. Stoddard's Lectures 13 Volume Set
-Mexico
The oldest gateways of our great republic face the rising sun. Through these our ancestors entered the New World. Up to their portals for two hundred years has swept a ceaseless flood of immigration...
-Mexico. Part 2
Lagos. Crossing The Desert. But, after all, he has to endure it only twenty-four hours; and what is that compared to the tribute which old Neptune frequently exacts from travelers crossing the A...
-Mexico. Part 3
Peons At Station. A Mexican Horseman. Primitive Locomotion. The next morning, we found that we had left the desert and its heat behind and below us. All through the night our engine had bee...
-Mexico. Part 4
I was surprised to learn how large a proportion of the present Mexican population is composed of descendants of the Aztecs. At least two-thirds of the inhabitants of Mexico are Indians, most of them p...
-Mexico. Part 5
Water-Venders. On one occasion we left our comfortable Pullman car to test the comforts of a genuine Mexican hotel. The halting-place selected for this doubtful experiment was Silao. It was midnigh...
-Mexico. Part 6
A Street, Guanajuato. A Street And Cart. Courtyard Of A Mexican House. Street In Guanajuato. Washing Tailings. We visited here one of the establishments where silver is extracted from t...
-Mexico. Part 7
The Citadel. That reminds me, he cried, we must now ascend the hill to the cemetery. Climb to a graveyard? exclaimed one member of our party scornfully, not I, it is too hard work. My fr...
-Mexico. Part 8
At this stage of the plant's development a native comes to it several times a day to do the milking. What do you mean by ' milking' a plant? I asked in some amusement. I refer to the extraction...
-Mexico. Part 9
Selling Pulque At The Railway Station. On awakening, next morning, I found that we were sidetracked near an aqueduct of grand proportions. I rubbed my eyes. Where are we? I exclaimed, in Rome?...
-Mexico. Part 10
La Cruz. House Where Maximilian Was Confined. About a mile beyond the city walls is a little eminence called the Hill of the Bells. Hither, at seven o'clock, on the morning of the 19th of June, ...
-Mexico. Part 11
The Coffin. Falls Of Juanacatlan. City Of Mexico. It was seven o'clock in the evening when our train arrived in the City of Mexico. A friend who had been notified of our arrival met us on the...
-Mexico. Part 12
President Diaz. The Private Residence Of President Diaz. The morning after the ball I started out with my companions to see the City of Mexico by daylight, and we drove immediately to the Plaza ...
-Mexico. Part 13
One day as I was strolling about the city, I noticed, on the upper story of a house, a bunch of newspapers tied with a string to the iron grating of a window. What does that mean? I asked. It is t...
-Mexico. Part 14
A First-Class Funeral Car. A Second-Class Funeral Car. One of the most interesting buildings in the city is the National Museum, which contains valuable relics of the Aztec race. The first of th...
-Mexico. Part 15
Aztec Idol. The Sacrificial Stone And Idol. The Hospital Of Jesus. The Painting Of Cortez. We saw in the hospital the standard which the followers of Cortez bore through many desperate con...
-Mexico. Part 16
Statue Of Guatemozin. Castle Of Chapultepec. Big Trees At Chapl'Ltepec. Reaching the limit of the avenue, we found ourselves before a rocky, isolated hill about two hundred feet in height. It...
-Mexico. Part 17
Mount Popocatepetl. Burro Train. Iztaccihuatl, or The White Woman, derives its name from the fact that its form resembles that of a dead woman robed in white for burial. From some points of vi...
-Mexico. Part 18
A Mexican Ox-Cart. Scenery On The Vera Cruz Railway. At length we reached our destination for the night, the little town of Orizaba. It was the edge of evening when we strolled through its stree...
-Mexico. Part 19
The Hand-Cars. Tunnel On The Route To Tampico. Railroad To Tampico. What is that? I presently inquired, turning my fieldglass toward a mountain summit far above us, can a farm be located a...
-Mexico. Part 20
Innocent Of Dress. Heavily Loaded. One of the most enjoyable excursions that I made in Mexico was to the ancient Pyramid of Cholula. It does not look pyramidal at present, but appears to be mere...









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