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Title: Illustrated history of the Panama Railroad; together with a traveler's guide and business man's hand-book for the Panama Railroad and its connections with Europe, the United States, the north and south Atlantic and Pacific coasts, China, Australia, and Japan, by sail and steam
Year: 1862 (1860s)
Authors: Otis, Fessenden N. (Fessenden Nott), 1825-1900
Subjects: Panama Railroad Co
Publisher: New York, Harper
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: The Library of Congress


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PANAMA RAILROAD. 107 palm; the floor is the bare earth ; occasionally there is aloft, which is reached by an upright post, with deep notchescut on either side answering for stairs. Hammocks of veg-etable fibre or cotton cloth are the usual beds, which alsoconstitute the favorite lounging-place during the day. Be-sides these, a rude bench or two, a kettle, half a dozenearthen platters and water-jars, and a few gourds for water,complete the furniture of the native hut. Sun-dried andfresh beef, and pork, eggs, and fowls, are cheap and plenty.Their food, however, is mostly vegetable, the yam and plan-tain holding the chief place. The bread-fruit is plentiful,and grows spontaneously. Bice is raised, and consumed toa considerable extent; and a large variety of tropical fruits

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THE AVOCADO PEAK. are abundant. Besides the pine-apple, orange, lemon, lime,and banana, which arrive at great perfection here, there 108 . HAND-BOOK OF THE are many kinds of fruit seldom seen out of the tropics,which are delicious and wholesome ; the bread-fruit, the av-ocado or alligator pear, the papaya, the Mamei and star-ap-ples, the chirimoya, the mango, the zapote, the granadilla(fruit of the passion-vine), and many others, growing spon-taneously or with the most careless cultivation. The Spanish language is universally spoken by the na-tives, greatly corrupted, however, by provincialisms. Indisposition the native is usually peaceable and inoffensive.The Eoman Catholic religion is universally professed, buttheir ideas of it, beyond a superstitious appreciation of thepower and influence of the priests, and the efficacy of holyrelics and tokens, are exceedingly limited. Squatter sovereignty obtains here on a very liberal scale,each citizen being entitled to claim, occupy, and hold


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