Serpent Mound. CINCINNATI. 58. Route. 387
cantilever structure ; and there are besides three Railway Bridges,
two of which are very massive and impressive. The Levee or Public
Landing (PL E, 5), below the Central Bridge, 1000 ft. long, usually
presents a busy and animated sight.
Covington (42,938 inhab.) and Newport (28,300 inhab.) are two uninter¬
esting cities in Kentucky, which need not detain the stranger. They are
separated from each other by the Licking River (crossed by a suspension
bridge) and contain the residences of many Cincinnati merchants. The U. S.
Government Building in Covington is a good specimen of modern Gothic.
Pleasant drives may be taken to Walnut Hills, Avondale, Mt. Auburn,
Clifton, Spring Grove, Price's Hill, and Fort Thomas. The last, one of the
most important stations of the U. S. army, is finely situated in the hills
behind Newport, partly on a promontory high above the river (view). The
daily guard-mounting is accompanied by a concert by the regimental band,
and there is a dress-parade daily in summer (Sat. and Sun. excepted).
It may be reached by electric car in 40 min. (5 c). — The church of
SI. Francis de Sales (PL G, 1), in Walnut Hills, contains the largest bell
in N. America, weighing 15 tons.
Cincinnati will probably be the most convenient point from which
the scientific traveller can visit the famous Serpent Mound. This is
situated on the bank of Brush Creek, in Adams County, Ohio, and the
nearest railway-station is Peebles, 71 M. to the E. of Cincinnati by the
Norfolk & Western Railway (station at cor. of Court St. and Broadway).
The mound, which is 7 M. from Peebles (on. or carr.), is in the form of
a serpent, 1000 ft. long and 5 ft. high, and is 30 ft. wide at the base. The
tail ends in a triple coil, and the mouth is open, as if to swallow an oval
mound which rests partly between tbe distended jaws. This oval is 4 ft.
high, with diameters of 109 and 39 ft. The combined figure has been
supposed to represent the Oriental cosmological idea of the serpent and
From Cincinnati to Chicago, see R. 5G; to St. Louis, see R. 59d; to
Louisville, Chattanooga, and New Orleans, see R. 62.
59. From New York to St. Louis.
a. Via Cleveland and Indianapolis.
1171 M. Railway in 2872-32 hrs. (fare $24.25; through-sleeper $ 6).
N. Y. C. R. R. from New York to (440 M.) Buffalo, Lake Shore Railway
thence to (623 M.) Cleveland, and C. C. C. & St. L. R. R. thence to (1171 M)
From New York to (440 M.) Buffalo, see R. 28a; thence to (623 M.)
Cleveland, see R. 46 a; thence to (703 M.) Galion, see R. 57 c.
At Galion our line diverges to the right from that to Cincinnati
(see p. 383). 724 M. Marion; 764 M. Bellefontaine (1215 ft.);
804i/2M. Versailles; 82iy2M. UnionCity (1110ft.), partly in Ohio
and partly in Indiana; 870 M. Anderson.
906 M. Indianapolis (Rail. Restaurant), see p. 378.
Beyond Indianapolis the train crosses the White River and runs
to the S.W. through Indiana. 945 M. Greencastle (780 ft.), with
3661 inhab. and the Depauw University (Methodist; 600 students).
— 978 M. Terre Haute (490 ft; Terre Haute Ho., $21/2-4; Fil-
beck, $ 3), a busy commercial and industrial city of 36,673 inhab.,
on the Wabash River, with some fine buildings and several educa¬
tional institutions. It is an important railway-centre, and steamers