The scenic beauty of Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado,
Nebraska, the Dakotas, Wyomnig and Montana, includin gthe
beautiful national parks and government reserves is an interesting part
of the trip that is eagerly anticipated by the Know Mississippi Better
Travelling through the interesting states of Washington and Oregon, the route of the train winds through the Canadian rockies across the scenic southern provinces of the great Canadian out-of-doors.
Leaving Canada the return trip through the states
will carry the train through the great corn and wheat fields of the middlewest,
into the heart of Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois.
Leaving Jackson at 1:30 p.m. August 7 the train will travel the first day over the Y. and M.V. making brief stops at Vicksburg and Monroe, arriving in Shreveport early the next morning. The party leaves Shreveport after stopping only long enough to be transferred to the Texas and Pacific lines, making the departure from Shreveport at 2 a.m., Friday, August 8. Saturday the train enters the Lone Star state with a morning stop off of four hours at Dallas. Leaving Dallas at noon the train will continue its pilgrimage through Texas, making short stops at Fort Worth and Gainesville.
The third day of the trip, Saturday, August 9, will
see the party going through Oklahoma and Kansas, with stops at Ardmore,
Oklahoma City, Guthrie, Oklahoma and Winifield and Wichita, Kan.
Pulling out of Wichita at 10 pm. the train soon enters the golden state
of Colorado. A Sunday morning stopover of four hours will be made
at Colorado Springs before the train leaves for Denver where the major
portion of the Sabbath afternoon and night will be spent.
The itinerary Monday, August 11 includes brief stops in Nebraska, South Dakota, Wyoming and Montana, including the cities of Alliance, Nebraska, Edgemont, South Dakota, Gillette and Sheridian, Wyoming, arriving at Billings, Montana at midnight.
At 8 a.m. Tuesday the train will arrive at Great
Falls for a two hour stop-over, leaving at 10 a.m. for Glacier National
park where the party will make a sight-seeing tour of five hours.
The train will depart at 10 p.m., arriving in Spokane, Washington early
Wednesday morning. The party will remain in Spokane for a half a
day, leaving at noon. The remainder of the day will be spent in travel
with brief stops at Cheney, and Walla Walla, Washington.
Thursday, August 14 will see the train speeding through Washington and Oregon with stops scheduled for Oelio Falls, The Dalles', Hood River, Washington and Portland, Oregon. Leaving Portland shortly after midnight the train will arrive in Seattle at 7 a.m. thence to Bellingham, the last stop this side of the Canadian border. The early morning of Saturday, August 16 will see the party arrive in Vancouver. Leaving Vancouver just before noon the train will travel through the scenic Canadian Rockies, arriving at Kamloop at 9 p.m. for a two hour stay before departing for Mt. Robson and Jasper, Alta., visiting the Jasper National park.
Monday, August 18, the train will make stops of varying
duration at Edmonton, Biggar, and Saskatoon, Sask. Tuesday will mark
the last day of travel in Canada with stops being made at Rivers, Portage,
La Prairie, Winnepeg. Early Wednesday morning the train will
cross back into the United States arriving at Duluth, Minn., at 9 a.m.
After spending the morning at Duluth the train departs for Rice Lake and
Eau Claire, thence to Milwaukee for a five hour period of rest from travel.
Leaving Milwaukee Thursday morning the party begins looking homeward, with Chicago the destination for the night, an intervening stop being name at Racine, Wisconsin. After spending the afternoon in the Windy City the party will embark on the last lap of the memorable trip arriving at Jackson, Tenn., at 6 a.m., Friday, August 22, where the train will be transferred from the Illinois Central to the Gulf, Mobile and Northern tracks. The final day's travel will be from the Tennessee point, through east Mississippi, arriving back in Jackson at 3 p.m., Friday, June 22.
(Clarion Ledger, Jackson, MS July 20, 1930)