aspects of a great country that is much less accurately known
by the average European than its importance warrants.
On the Maps and Plans the Editor has bestowed especial
care; and it is believed that in this respect the Handbook is
more completely equipped than any other publication of the
kind relating to the United States. Such merit as they possess
is largely due to the kind and efficient cooperation of Mr.
Henry Gannett, Chief Topographer of the United States Geo¬
logical Survey. Six new maps and eight new plans have
been added to the present edition.
The Populations are those of the national census of 1900.
Hotels. The Editor has endeavoured to enumerate not
only the first-class hotels, but also the more deserving of the
cheaper houses. The comfort of an American hotel is, however,
much more likely to be in the direct ratio of its charges than
is the case in Europe (comp. p.xxvi). Although changes fre¬
quently take place, and prices generally have an upward tend¬
ency, the average charges stated in the Handbook will enable
the traveller to form a fair estimate of his expenditure. The
value of the asterisks, which are used as marks of commenda¬
tion, is relative only, signifying that the houses are good of
To hotel-proprietors, tradesmen, and others the Editor
begs to intimate that a character for fair dealing and courtesy
towards travellers is the sole passport to his commendation,
and that advertisements of every kind are strictly excluded
from his Handbooks. Hotel-keepers are also warned against
persons representing themselves as agents for Baedeker's
R. = Room; B. = Breakfast; D. = Dinner; L. = Luncheon;
Rfrats. = Refreshments. —■ N. = North, Northern, etc.; S. =
South, etc.; E. = East, etc.; W. = West, etc. — M. = English
(or American)Mile; ft. = Engl, foot; min. = minute; hr. =hour. —
c, ca. = circa, ahout. — Ho. = House; Hot. = Hotel; Ave. =
Avenue; St. = Street; R.R. = railroad; Ry. = Railway; Mt. =
Mountain. — TJ. S. = United States.
The letter d with a date, after the name of a person, indicates
the year of his death. — The number of feet given after the name
of a place shows its height above the sea-level. — The number of
miles placed before the principal places on railway-routes indicates
their distance from the starting-point of the route.
Asterisks are used as marks of commendation.