Charles Augustus Stoddard (1833-1920), a Presbyterian clergyman, was the editor of the New York Observer, 1885-1902. Beyond the Rockies (1894) recounts his train trip to California with his wife in early 1893. Their route through the south allowed for stopovers in New Orleans, San Antonio, El Paso, and an Indian Bureau school near Tucson. The Stoddards visit California from south to north, including Coronado Beach, Pasadena, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and the missions, Yosemite, the redwood forests, Hetch-Hetchy Valley, the Santa Clara Valley, San Francisco, and Sacramento. Eastward bound, he describes stopovers in Salt Lake City, Leadville, Colorado Springs, Manitou, and Denver, and the Chicago World's Fair.