CPR's personally guided tours to Alaska were a popular attraction at the end of the 19th century. For your $375, about $12,000 in today's money, The 35 day trip started in either New York or Boston, and all details of transportation and accomodation were looked after by your personal company representative. Stopovers in Montreal, Banff and Glacier were part of the trip west, and on the 13th day passengers boarded a CPR steamer which traveled to Alaska with brief stops in Juneau and Wrangell before visiting Glacier Bay for views of the Muir Glacier, a wall of ice 2 miles long and several hundred feet tall rising out of the ocean. On the 23rd day, the ship returned to Tacoma and from there a Great Northern train returned back east with a stop in Minnetonka, Minn. and in Niagara Falls.
Another reason to curse my lack of a time machine!
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