to Chicago. ANN ARBOR. 46. Route. 339
Beyond Detroit the line runs almost due W., across the State of
Michigan. 268V2 M. Wayne Junction; 280y2 M. Ypsilanti, a paper-
making town of (1900) 7378 inhab., on the Huron River, which we
now follow. — 288 M. Ann Arbor (770 ft.; American, $ 2-3; C'<ok
Hotel, from $2; New Arlington, $2), a flourishing, tree-shaded city
of (1900) 14,500 inhab., situated on both sides of the Huron River,
is the seat of the University of Michiga.n, founded in 1837.
This university, one of the most important educational institutes in
the United States, is attended by about 4000 students, of whom 7s or 7«
are women. It differs from the large Eastern universities in being a State
institution. It is richly endowed and has several fine buildings, good
museums and laboratories, and a library of about 175,000 volumes.
Ann Arbor is also connected with Detroit hy electric tramway (fare 50 c).
327 M. Jackson (925 ft.; Hibbard, Ruhl, $2-3), an industrial
town on the Grand River, has (1900) 25,180 inhab., and is the seat
of the state-prison, which, with its central tower, may be seen to
the right. It is the junction of lines to Lansing (p. 338), Grand
Rapids (p. 338), etc. Beyond (337 M.) Parma we follow the wheat-
growing valley of the Kalamazoo River. 348 M. Albion; 359 M.
Marshall. 372 M. Battle Creek is famous for its manufactories of cereal
foods (Force, Korn Krisp, etc.), a visit to which is of some interest.
395 M. Kalamazoo (Burdick Ho., $ 21/2-3), an agricultural centre with
(1900) 24,404 inhab. and a Baptist College (175 students), is the junc¬
tion of lines to Grand Rapids (p. 338) and South Haven (with inter¬
esting factories for making crates and baskets). — Our line now runs
to the left (S.) to (443 M.) Niles, on the St. Joseph River (4287 inhab.
in 1900). — 469 M. New Buffalo. We now enter Indiana and have
Lake Michigan to the right. 479 M. Michigan City, with the state-
prison for N. Indiana; 500 M. Lake. Beyond (515 M.) Hammond
we enter Illinois. 522 M. Kensington; 530 M. Hyde Park.
536 M. Chicago (Illinois Central Station), see II. 48.
d. Via Grand Trunk Railway.
541 M. Railway in 15-18 hrs. (fares as above). This line passes through
the peninsular part of the province of Ontario, one of the most fertile
districts in Canada. — Hand-baggage examined in crossing the Niagara and
St. Clair Rivers. — For fuller details, see Baedeker's Canada.
From Buffalo (p. 239) we proceed to (24 M.) Suspension Bridge
either by the N. Y. C. & H. R. R. I!, or the Erie R. R. Thence we
cross the river by the Lower Steel Arch Bridge (p. 253). From the
Canadian village of (24^4 M.) Niagara Falls (Kail. Restaurant) the
line runs almost due W. At (34 M.) Merritton we pass through a
tunnel below the Wetland Ship Canal (p. 335), the vessels in which
may be seen sailing above our heads as we emerge. — 36 M.
St. Catharine's (Welland, $2), a town of 9946 inhab., on the Wetland
Canal, with mineral springs. Lake Ontario is now often in view to
the right. 50 M. Grimsby Park, with a Methodist camp-meeting ground,
lies in a district producing abundance of peaches and other fruit.
68M. Hamilton (255 ft.; Royal, $21,2-i; Waldorf, $2-3; Revere,