Papers & Articles on Scientific Subjects (Mostly Geological)

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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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: does the tops of these highest ridges the pine zone, in this portion of Arkansas, is comprised within a single narrow strip of country, usually not more than one-half to three-fourths of a mile wide, though in Greene and Poinsett Counties the greater width of Crowlcy's Ridge permits of a series of somewhat parallel ridges the tops of which are often crowned with pines. At such places the zone may widen to two or even three miles. l So great have been the inroads on the pines of this narrow belt that comparatively little of marketable value now remains and that little is difficult of access, being, for the most part, far removed from railroads. The topography of the ridge likewise renders its removal a matter of extreme difliculty, and the slow moving ox team can alone be used to advantage among its steep slopes. But since pine replaces pine in this region a judicious cutting of the intermixed oaks and hickories of the pine belt Will, in future years, again render this portion of Arkansas attractive to the commereial lumherer. Perhaps suflicient has already been said respecting the cypress. Little more may be added than to say that scareely have the quantities of that timber which have been taken from the swamps of this region sensibly diminished its area. It is found from the Missouri line southward in abandoned channels of the St. Francis and other lesser streams and in the great _swamps which are scattered throughout these wet lowlands generally. It penetrates some distance within the palacozoic area of the northwest portion of the State, along the greater water courses, but apparently reaches its maximum development in the Vhite, St. Francis and Arkansas River bottoms. The cypress is difficult of access in the larger more

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