Monday, October 20, 2014

Monday June 5, 1933

Had a nice night's rest. Woke up at 9:30. rode along arrived at La Crosse, Wisconsin at 10 A.M. A wonderful looking city. Were off again, then we spied the Muddy Mississippi and rode along its banks. Arrived at Overlap, Wis. at 10:30. Indulged in some calesthenics for 20 minutes. People were very nice there. Left Overlap at 11:20 on our way again. Went through town of Analaska at 11:35. Riding along the Mississippi again at a lively rate of speed to St. Paul, Minnesota. Arrived there at 2:00 P.M. There we were told to stretch our legs for a while. St. Paul is a very large and pretty city. Our train was refueled & at 3 P.M. were on on our way again and went thru a bunch of small towns which I didn't notice as I was playing cards and sleeping--my usual afternoon nap.

We were going over the Detroit Lake when I awoke. A nice lake which is along the Minn. border. We crossed the border and into the state of North Dakota at 8:30 P.M. A large city with a population of 30,000 called Fargo. We stopped, had some eats, and looked the place over. Meanwhile, our train changed engines and we were ready to leave at 10 P.M. 

Went through town called Castleton which was still in North Dakota at 10:40 P.M. Then I signed off for the night and couldn't keep track of the other cities we passed during the night.