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From North Carolina to Southern California Without a Ticket and How I Did It

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Lee Smalley

2 Hours 29 Minutes


January 2016

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"... I have decided to write an account of a few of the many adventures and dangers that befell me while making my way, practically without a penny, from Tarboro, North Carolina, to Tucson, Arizona; and thence to the stricken city of San Francisco, Cal., and other points of interest throughout the West, including New Orleans, Dallas, Texas, Fort Worth, El Paso, Dalhart, Texas, Alamogordo, New Mexico, Juarez, Old Mexico, Bisbee, Arizona, Los Angeles, California, San Pedro, California, Searchlight, Nevada, Denver, Colorado, and more than a hundred other points of interest...." (From the Preface) Certain letters that are included in the text at the end of Chapter 9 are not read but may be accessed at:

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  • Anonymous

    I was interested in hearing this account, as my father had ridden the rails several times as a young man. I found this man’s account a bit tedious…& awfully naive…& it read slowly. The reader read well.

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  • Anonymous

    Interesting piece of Americana.

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