West from Home: Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder to Almanzo Wilder - San Francisco, Pages 23-49 Summary & Analysis

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San Francisco, Pages 23-49 Summary and Analysis

Part two, San Francisco, begins with a letter dated Sunday, August 29, 1915. Bess arrived safely and was greeted by Rose, who then led her mother to the ferry.

Bess describes the ferry and says that she did not take notice of much because she was extremely tired. Rose's husband, Gillette, met the women after they got off the ferry and Bess was treated to her first ride on streetcar as they made their way to Russian Hill and the Lane's house on Vallejo Street.

Bess was excited about her first trip to Land's End and the first glimpse of the Pacific Ocean. When describing the Pacific Ocean, Bess says, "To say it is beautiful does not half express it. It is simply beyond words." Bess also writes about seeing boats in the Golden Gate

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