National Geographic : 1896 Apr
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE TOURS THROUGH TOLTEC TOWNS. The travel into Mexico annually becomes larger as people come to realize the novelty of the delightful journey and the ease and cheapness with which it can be made via the Southern Pacific and connecting lines in Mexico. At Spofford Junction the Northern and Eastern tourist, who has presumably taken the Southern Pacific at New Orleans because of its quick and direct service and splendid equipment, finds his sleeper switched from the main line, and a waiting train speedily takes him to Eagle Pass and the Rio Grande. His car goes direct to the City of Mexico via the Mexican International and Mexican Central Railways, and the way leads through some of the most beauti ful and inspiring scenery in the world. The whole native life is so quaint and so at variance with all preconceived ideas-so different from anything one sees in the United States-that the tourist is in a constant tremor of excitement and finds himself continually edified and interested. The life of the cities is no less unique than is that of the rural district. Making the City of Mexico a center, a great many points may be profitably vis ited-from the snow-clad summits of the great mountains to the lowlands where the coffee and banana plantations sweep to the seacoast. For additional information call on or write to S. F. B. Morse, General Passenger Agent, Southern Pacific, New Orleans, La.