Some Strange Corners Of Our Country; The Wonderland Of The Southwest

Paperback | May 7, 2012

byCharles Fletcher Lummis

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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. 1892 Excerpt: ...over one hundred feet long in the side of the basin can be seen in all its bubbling course to the far bottom of that chilly pool. Fifty of the beautiful "Basin " in the Franconia Notch would not make one of this; and the noble "Pool" itself, in the same mountain paradise, does not match it. The clear stream pours into this basin in a white fall of thirty feet; but, dwarfed by its giant company, the fall seems petty. The North Arch--to which we may come under the bridge by a ticklish climb around the Great Basin--is less regular but not less picturesque than the South Arch. It is more rugged in contour, and its buttresses, instead of being smooth, are wrought in fantastic figures, while strange stalactites fringe its top and sides. And now for the comparative magnitude of this greatest of natural bridges. Its actual span is over five hundred feet--that is, about five times the span of the Virginia Bridge. Its height from floor of bridge to surface of water is forty feet less than its small brother's; but to the bottom of erosion--the proper measurement, of course--it is fifty feet greater. But in its breadth--that is, measurement up and down stream--it is over six hundred feet, or more than twelve times as wide as the Virginia Bridge! So you see one could carve, from this almost unknown wonder, something like sixty bridges, each equal to the greatest curiosity of Virginia! In these vast proportions lies the impossibility of adequately photographing this bridge. There is no point from which the eye can take it in at once. It is a wonder-book which must be turned leaf by leaf. Miles of walking are necessary before one really understands. From the bed of the stream half the dignity of the arch is lost behind the boulders, if one gets off far...

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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. 1892 Excerpt: ...over one hundred feet long in the side of the basin can be seen in all its bubbling course to the far bottom of that chilly pool...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:56 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:May 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217795617

ISBN - 13:9780217795616

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