I like this poem because it suggests the the era of staging in Iowa is over by 1871

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I like this poem because it suggests the the era of staging in Iowa is over by 1871 - l6N: STf i WEDSEBDAT.k APRIL 19? 1871. :- :-...
l6N: STf i WEDSEBDAT.k APRIL 19? 1871. :- :- TkeOld Tvapika. u We bear no mora tbe clsnging boof,t : j . ' And tbe stage-coach stage-coach stage-coach rattling by, , For tbe a team-king team-king team-king rales the travel wont, ' And tbe old pike's left to die. The grape creeps o'er the flinty path, , ' And tbe steathly daisies steal Where once tbe stafre borse, day by day, : Lilted bis iron beet. No more the weary stager dreads Tbe toll of tbe coming mora ; . ; No more the bostllng landlord runs At tbe sound of the echolns; born ; For tbe dust lies still upon the road. And the bright-eyed bright-eyed bright-eyed children play Where once the clattering tool and wbeel Rattled along tbe way. No more we bear tbe cracking whip. And tbe strong wheel's rumbling sound ; And ah ! tbe water drives us on, And an iron wheel is louud 1 The coach stands rusting In the yard, Tbe horse baa sought the plow. We have spanned tbe world wilb an iron rail. Aud Uie sleaia-kuig sleaia-kuig sleaia-kuig rules as now. Tbe old turnpike It. a pike no more ; Wide open stands tbe gate ; We bave made us a road for our horse to stride, And we ride at a fly Ing rate ; We bave hi ltd tbe valleys and leveled tbe bills. - ; And around the rough crag's dizzy verge Fearlessly now we ride. ! On on on with a haughty front. A puff, a shriek, aud a bound ; I While the tardv echoes wake too late I To echo back the sound ; ! And the old pikya road is left alone. And the stagers seek the plow ; We have circled tbe earib with an lroa rail, And tbe 8 team-king team-king team-king rules us now. ; ! I

Clipped from The Des Moines Register19 Apr 1871, WedPage 3

The Des Moines Register (Des Moines, Iowa)19 Apr 1871, WedPage 3
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  • I like this poem because it suggests the the era of staging in Iowa is over by 1871

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