Congressional Edition Volume 4491

Congressional Edition Volume 4491

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ... between the two formations, a few springs of water, most of them of inconsiderable size and drying up in the latter part of the year, but one in the Red Rock Canyon is a perennially flowing spring of considerable volume and of excellent water. A few small log cabins have been built upon the summit of the mesa by prospectors, and a passable road from Montrose reaches the summit, so that parties can drive in carriages to the very edge of the canyon. The mesa runs out to a point near the mouth of the North Fork, the country to the west being of a generally level nature. Water can not be taken from the Gunnison below this point, however, owing to the comparatively slight fall of the stream. METHODS OF SURVEY. A party of six men was placed in the field by the Survey in June, 1901. Camp was made on the top of the Vernal Mesa, the region to be surveyed. Work was continued without cessation throughout the month of June and in July. The topographic mapping was placed under the supervision of Mr. Jeremiah Ahern and was completed September 30. Mr. A. L. Fellows was in charge of the engineering features, and ran three level lines across the mesa to the water's edge. He also made special examination of the bottom of the canyon, which had never been explored. In this he was accompanied by Mr. W. W. Torrence. On October 17 and 18,1901, an examination of the geology of the region was made by Mr. Whitman Cross, of the Geological Survey, for the purpose of ascertaining the formations which would be penetrated by a tunnel piercing the divide by the shortest possible line, and his report is appended (pp. 148 to 149). The line was determined by means of the topographic survey, Mr. John A. Curtis, deputy State engineer, cooperating in making the location more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236824563
  • 9781236824561