Sights and Scenes from the Car Windows of "The Overland Route"

Sights and Scenes from the Car Windows of "The Overland Route"

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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. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...rules seem to stamp them as the works of man. HANGING ROCK, UTAH. From such a point of view as Hanging Rock, or the ridges above it, a much better idea of what one may term the tumultuousness of the surrounding country can be obtained than from the bed of the canon. The earth is split by a score of transverse ravines, which extend like blue veins from the main artery and mar the face of the country with shadow; isolated columns, positive and brilliant in color, stand alone in their chromatic glory, without a visible connection with the main rock from which they were originally detached; odd groups of conglomerate, much like inverted wine glasses in shape, and plainly banded with several strata of color, sprout like so many monstrous mushrooms; and clasping all within their basin are the circling mountains of the Wasatch and Uintah ranges--silvered with perpetual snow on their acute summits, and beautifully blue where covered with pines. These two chains are among the most picturesque of all the western mountains. They fairly bristle with peaks and lateral ranges, and they soar from the plain at a bound, so to speak, without the concealment and dwarfing effect of foothills. Two and a half miles west of Emory, on top of the bluff, is a rock called ' Jack in the Pulpit, ' a, nd farther on can be seen "The Sphinx" and the heights of Echo Canon, on top of which are the old Mormon fortifications. GIANT'S TEA-POT, ECHO CANON, UTAH. The traveler, North side of track he stands STEAMBOAT ROCK, ECHO CANON, UTAHy the ruins North side of track lojHhe temples GREAT EASTERN, ECHO CANON. UTAH Nlle, North side of track fceiS crushed beneath the weight of years that have passed skice their making. What then must he feel as, 'he looks on these towering...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236542665
  • 9781236542663