Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge Volume 9

Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge Volume 9

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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. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ...feet above the Merrimack. Another is at Whitfield, on the White Mountain Rail 1 Tbe Geological Class in Amherst College, a few years ago, having forced their way on foot through this wild and difficult gully, seldom trodden by man, felt at liberty to propose for it the Arabic name of Ghor; which may be used till a better one is suggested. In like manner, the class that graduated in 1856, visited Walnut Hill, referred to in the text, and imposed upon it by ceremonies, the name of Mount Pocomtuck; the Indian name for Deerfield river, which washes its southern base. road, and is 650 feet above the Connecticut. The third is the Franconia Notch, which is about 2295 feet above the same river. And a fourth is the White Mountain Notch, which is 1557 feet above. On the west side of Connecticut river we find the lofty Green Mountain range, running parallel to the river, its culmination being some 30 miles distant. Through this ridge there are two depressions occupied by railroads. The Rutland and Burlington road crosses at the Mount Holly Gap, 1350 feet above Connecticut river, at Bellows Falls. The Central Railroad passes the summit, near Montpelier, 930 feet above the Connecticut, at Lebanon. Still further north, the Passumpsic and Connecticut Railroad (not yet finished) passes over the summit at about 900 feet above the Connecticut at West Lebanon. At Bellows Falls, the hills extending easterly and westerly to these two lofty dividing ridges, crowd so closely upon the Connecticut as to leave only a narrow gorge, although the mountain on the east side of the river (Kilburn Peak, formerly Fall Mountain,1 828 feet above the top of the falls and 1114 feet above the ocean) is the highest. Yet if this gap were closed, it would raise the waters high...show more

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  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 277g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236968298
  • 9781236968296