Annual Report on the Geology of the State of New Hampshire

Annual Report on the Geology of the State of New Hampshire

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1841 edition. Excerpt: ... could with regard to the heights of the mountains. courses of the rivers, and nature of the soil, since but little has been done with any degree of accuracy in that far-removed section of the State. Besides the usual difficulties attendant on such investigations in the woods, we were obliged to contend with a severe storm of rain and snow, which for twenty-two days continued to impede our progress. The rocks of the section extending from Haverhill North, are almost entirely mica slate, often much contorted and filled with quartz veins, with occasional veins of injected granite, and it is not till we arrive at Stewartstown that we find the first signs of the clay slate, in numerous boulders scattered over the tops of the high hills in that vicinity. The character of the soil then undergoes a marked change, becoming more retentive, and is peculiarly adapted to the culture of wheat, as we were assured by the intelligent farmers in that vicinity. The surface of the vicinity of Stewartstown is composed almost entirely of diluvial detritus, brought from the North, which is piled up in hills, some of them of considerable elevation. The materials here accumulated have evidently been brought in a finely divided state from the clay slate and limestone beds which extend across the extreme North of the State and the adjacent regions of Canada, since no such rock exists in place for a great distance to the South. South Hill, in Stewartstowri, is, from our observations, about 2000 feet above the sea-level. The road from Stewartstown to the Indian Stream settlement, at the outlet of Connecticut Lake, is almost impassable for wagons. This village, which is the most northerly inhabited place in New Hampshire, may consist of a dozen houses. The whole Indian...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236662989
  • 9781236662989