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is very beautiful altho clouded skies and burning forest hide top of the mountains.
At[[underline]] VanCouver [[underline]] [[margin]] Van Couver[[margin]] scramble for baggage but I find mine is not aboard and has been left behind.  Gave dollar to transfer man and left him keys for custom examination.  At 730 left by Canadian Pacific Splendid train very well equipped and excellent service.  better than most american trains and windows and lower berths much higher which contributes much to comfort  Fraser [[above]] Fraser [[/above]] river on the left, [[strikethrough]]I was[[/strikethrough]] forest with big fir trees on
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the right, with once in awhile a clearing and a beginning settlement  This looks like Far West indeed.  Several houses with Japs or Chinamen along line.  Charred remnants of big trees everywhere.  Forest fire raging on opposite shore [[margin]]British Columbia[[margin]] Yesterday more than a dozen people were killed by forest fires in Washington and some towns were destroyed.  Tried to sleep but could not so peeped out of window of my berth.  Bright full moon shining on landscape with river below.
July 23. Got up early in observation car.  Mountainous country. lakes like Scotland. English tone of train.  Waiters in dining car all english 
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