Thoreau's "Journey West:"  The Route

     The 1861 trip that led Henry David Thoreau & Horace Mann, Jr., from Massachusetts to Minnesota


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Henry David Thoreau

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     Monday, May 20, 1861:  From Suspension Bridge, N.Y. to  Windsor, Canada West by train; then by ferry across the river to Detroit, Michigan.

The hotel where they stayed in Detroit is unknown.

Great Western Railway of Canada  
   Suspension Bridge, N.Y. 9:30 a.m.
   Thorald [Clifton] 9:48 a.m.
   St. Catharine's 9:53 a.m.
   Hamilton 11:00 a.m.
   Dundas 11:20 a.m.
   Paris 12:18 p.m.
   Woodstock 1:04 p.m.
   Ingersoll 1:23 p.m.
   London 2:25 p.m.
   Komoka 2:50 p.m.
   Newbury 3:45 p.m.
   Bothwell 3:53 p.m.
   Chatham 4:42 p.m.
   Windsor 6:05 p.m.
      then by ferry to Detroit, Michigan  

Times are based on the railroad schedule printed for July 1861.

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