Von Haparanda bis San Francisco

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Published: 1902
Language: German
Wordcount: 50,720 / 175 pg
LoC Category: G
Downloads: 576
Added to site: 2006.10.25
mnybks.net#: 15045
Genre: Travel
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III.

Nauvoo am Mississippi, die alte Mormonenstadt.[2]

Von den Mormonen spricht man heuzutage kaum noch, sie sind, in Europa wenigstens, längst in den Hintergrund des öffentlichen Interesses getreten. Wenn man sie aber erwähnt, so denkt man meist nur an Utah, an die Salzseestadt, den Jordan und wie die bekannteren, in der amerikanischen Wüste gelegenen Punkte heißen. Die Salzseestadt (Salt Lake City), die ich auf meiner Rückreise von San Francisco nach dem oberen Mississippi im Jahre 1883 berührte, kenne ich zu wenig, um darüber etwas zu sagen, was nicht andere schon besser gesagt hätten. Aber ich will auch nicht von dieser Mormonenstadt reden, sondern von der alten weniger bekannten, von Nauvoo. Als ich, vom Niagara kommend, in Chicago eine Fahrkarte nach Nauvoo verlangte, sah mich der Verkäufer ganz verdutzt an. Auch

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