Pennsylvania Illustrated; A General Sketch of the State Its Scenery, History and Industries

Pennsylvania Illustrated; A General Sketch of the State Its Scenery, History and Industries

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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. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...exceed it, though none of them have anything like the number of distinct coal veins or aggregate thickness of coal. It is estimated that we have in all the States of the Union upward of 150,000 square miles of coal; but Pennsylvania is the only State which aflbrds all the different varieties--as red, gray and white ash, anthracite and semi-bituminous, bituminous and cannel coal. Our anthracite fields are the great depositories of that description of fossil fuel on the globe; and as they are nowhere surpassed in quality, quantity or accessibility of the coal, they must ultimately be looked to for the supplies of a large portion of the civilized world. We must not leave Mauch Chunk without Terrace Falls, Glen Onoko. Onoko Falls, Glen Onoko. calling attention to the picturesque church so well known as St. Mark's, the architecture of which attracts the observation of all visitors, who are made more than welcome to its Sunday services. Glen Onoko is a special object of attraction in the vicinity of Mauch Chunk, and has lately been made so convenient of access that it is now deservedly attracting large numbers of visitors throughout the year. It is a striking freak of nature, and reveals pictures of grandeur and magnificence not often excelled. Its course is westerly, and the total ascent over 900 feet. It forms the channel for a pure and limpid stream, which follows its eccentric course over innumerable cascades and rapids until it empties into the Lehigh. A short walk on either side of the stream brings us in full view of the Chameleon Falls, some forty or fifty feet in height, and deriving their name from their changing form when viewed from different points. Seen from the rustic bridge just below the falls, they have the appearance of a veil...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236549015
  • 9781236549013