St. Nicholas Volume 39, Pt. 1; A Monthly Magazine For Boys And Girls
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 Excerpt: ... in 1849. Thousands of Americans landed at Porto Bello, or were poled up the Chagres River in log canoes to Cruces, and thence were carried on the backs of mules, or by Indian porters, to Pan...
Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: RareBooksClub.com (May 14, 2012)
Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.6 x 9.7 inches
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