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

Horace Mann, Jr.

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   Wednesday, July 10, 1861 (continued):  Thoreau and Mann's express train to Boston crossed Vermont and New Hampshire.  Normal train schedules seemed not to publish the express's exact arrivals and departures from the depots.  But the following route represents the tracks it traveled and the towns it passed through.

Vermont Central Railroad
   Alburgh
   Alburgh Springs
   Swanton
   Swanton Junction
   St. Alban's
   Georgia
   Milton
   Colchester
   Essex Junction
   Winooski
   Burlington
   Williston
   Richmond
   Jonesville
   Bolton
   Waterbury
   Middlesex
   Montpelier Junction
   Montpelier
   Northfield
   Roxbury
   Braintree
   Randolph
   Bethel
   Royalton
   South Royalton
   Sharon
   West Hartford
   White River Junction
Northern NH Railroad
   Lebanon
   East Lebanon
   Enfield
   Canaan
   Grafton
   Danbury
   West Andover
   Potter Place
   East Andover
   Franklin
   North Boscawen
   Boscawen
   Fisherville [Penacook]
   Concord
Concord, Manchester & Lawrence Railway
   Suncook
   Hooksett
   Martin's Ferry
   Manchester
   Goff's Falls
   Reed's Ferry
   Thornton's Ferry
   Nashua

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