1st -12th Annual Report of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories ...

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1879 - 12 pages

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Page xxv - The only means of entrance is through a trap-door in the roof, and you ascend, from story to story, by means of ladders upon the outside, which are drawn up at night, and the population sleep secure from attack from without.
Page xvi - The general course of travel pursued by Dr. White during the season was as follows, not including the numerous detours, meanderings and side trips which the work necessitated: Outfitting at Cheyenne, he journeyed southward, traversing in various directions a portion of the great plains which lie immediately adjacent to the eastern base of the Rocky mountains in Colorado.
Page xiii - River district lies directly west of the Sweetwater district. With the exception of a small area of granite, along the southwestern side of the Wind River Mountains, and some basaltic flows in the northwestern portion of the district, the rocks are sedimentary. The Green River Basin was the first area surveyed.
Page 640 - West comprises the vast area inclosed by the Wasatch Mountains on the east, and the Sierra Nevada on the west, the crest or water divide of the Columbia on the north, and that of the Colorado on the south. We shall also observe that this great region has no visible outlet; that it is composed of a multitude of smaller basins or valleys, each of which has its little lakes, springs, and water-courses, their surplus water either evaporating or sinking beneath the surface.
Page ix - ... deemed best to commence at the northern line of that work, and continue northward and westward, taking for the season of 1877 the country from Fort Steele, Wyoming Territory, to Ogden, Utah, or, more exactly, from longitude 107° to 112°, and northward to the Yellowstone Park. The primary-triangulation party, in charge of Mr. AD Wilson, Chief Topographer of the Survey, took, the field from Rawlins Springs, Wyo.
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Page xx - Their investigations into the alpine floras and tree vegetation of the Rocky mountains and Sierra Nevada enabled them to give a clear idea of the relations and influence of the climatic conditions on both sides of the great mountain-ranges. Sir Joseph Hooker, whose botanical researches embrace the greater part of Europe ; the Indies from the bay of Bengal across the Himalayas to Thibet; the Antarctic regions and the southern part of South America, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Morocco and...
Page xxv - Here are two large houses three or four hundred feet in length, and about one hundred and fifty feet wide at the base. They are situated upon opposite sides of a small creek, and in ancient times are said to have been connected with a bridge.
Page xxv - ... case of restorations or modern buildings, all the little additions are made which will give them the appearance of occupation. The Survey is in possession of the data for the construction of many more models, and they will be brought out as opportunity is given. They have also, in connection with the views, multiplied many of the curious pieces of pottery which have been brought back from that region by the various parties connected with the survey.
Page xx - The botany of the Survey was represented the past season by the two great masters of that department, Sir Joseph D. Hooker, director of the Gardens of Kew, England, and president of the Royal Society of London; and Prof. Asa Gray, of Cambridge, Mass. Their examinations extended over a great portion of Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, and California. Their...

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