Congressional Edition Volume 2057

Congressional Edition Volume 2057

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...boot-tops in the steaming flood. Every one thought the column 250 feet high, though we had no means of measuring it. He does not mention the date on which this occurred, but it was either the last of August or the early part of September, for on page 90 he says: "Next day, August 29, we were to arrive at the real Geyser laud." Professor Comstock left the Upper Basin for Yellowstone Lake August 26, so that he did not see this eruption. During the time he was iu the basin "the action was constant, the water being rarely thrown in successive jets to a height of 3 feet or less above the summit of the encircling wall, but as a rule the column did not rise sufficiently to throw the liquid over the edges." 1874.--The Earl of Dunraven, in his "Great Divide" (p. 273), says: I was fortunate enough to see the Giant play, but I was not sufficiently near to form anything like an accurate estimate of the quantity of water cast up, or of the height to which it was thrown. The volume of water appeared immense, and huge clouds of steam arose from it. Tho eruption lasted only a few minutes; which is strange, as Professor Hayden describes it as playing for an hour and twenty minutes, and throwing a column of water to a height of 140 feet. Although I cannot say so positively, yet I am of the opinion that the eruption seen by Dunraven was not of the Giant, but of the Oblong Geyser. The description and the duration agree better with the action of the Oblong; and if, as his notes seem to show, he was at a distance he might easily have made the mistake, as the two are near each other, and in 1878 we thought, on several occasions, that the Giant was in action, but discovered afterwards that it was the Oblong. The two being on a line, as seen...show more

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  • Paperback | 228 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 413g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236579305
  • 9781236579300