Fairchild Tropical Garden Expedition aboard the Cheng Ho 1939-1940
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NOV 1939
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On Board “Chief”

Written by Edward Beckwith on Saturday, November 18, 1939

Santa Fe 4-6-4 Hudson class
Santa Fe 4-6-4 Hudson class, “the Chief,” operated between Chicago and Los Angeles. By bcmacsac1
Very good sleep for 12 hours & felt better in morning than for a long time.

Went over pass at Raton at 10:30, alt 6600 ft.

Spent pleasant day talking with woman who lives in Pasadena and reading Wallace’s Malay Archipelago. Also thinking about everything. Southwest country looked very familiar & brought me back to RBMV Expedition . Fairly warm in day but characteristically cold at night. Seems incredible that I will be in Honolulu on Wednesday morning.

Went to bed at 8 in preparation for early change of trains tomorrow.

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