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Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 2, Chapter 66: Italy and Switzerland (search)
Chapter 66: Italy and Switzerland Wednesday, May 14th, after twelve days in Constantinople, we went on board the Italian steamer Odonne and sailed about five o'clock in the afternoon for Greece. The passage via the Archipelago was so interests of the Exposition. On this same day we went from Turin to Bellinzona, an Italian town of some importance, really in Switzerland, situated on the left bank of the Tecino. It used to be guarded by three old castles and completely commanded the roa of the road we were ascending. The sound of our cars at times resembled the Cascades of the Columbia. In Lucerne, Switzerland, by 1 P. M. of the same day, where we spent but a few hours, the country is rugged as always in Switzerland, and the rSwitzerland, and the ravines and valleys so narrow that it is a comfort to look out upon Lake Lucerne. We had a glimpse of the old tower that was once the lighthouse from which the city and the canton took their names. Lucerne also has an arsenal of importance ready fo