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    Charles Wilkes (Author)

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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.1849 Excerpt: ... River: these might be travelled part of the way by wagons, though with difficulty: in crossing the branches of the river, which run in deep chasms, these could, however, be easily bridged. The country rises towards the south, to the high table-lands of the Great Basin, and would not be passable for several months in the year, from the snow and frosts. It will be many years before these routes are needed. The communication between Oregon and California by sea is much less difficult, and shorter, and is practicable throughout the year: and the line of mail steamers recently established on the north-west coast will effect all that the commercial and postal arransements may require for some time to come. The distance between Puget's Sound and San Francisco is not much greater than between New York and Savannah, and may be easily accomplished in four days. The hazard and uncertainty of crossing the bar of the Columbia, even by steamers, prevents it from being used. CHAPTER XVI. GEOLOGICAL STRUCTURE OF OREGON AND UPPER CALIFORNIA. Beuevino it will prove satisfactory to many, I gladly avail myself of the volume of ' Geology of the Exploring Expedition' by Mr. Dana, just issued from the press: it is replete with information upon the geology of Oregon and California, and gives many facts to show the structure of that portion of the United States: the more so as this valuable work is destined to have but a very confined circulation, only a small number of copies having been printed. This, I hope, wiH be the means of its becoming more extensively known: those who are desirous of a more intimate knowledge, I refer to Mr. Dana's volume on the Geology of the Exploring Expedition, printed by Congress. Mr. Dana was one of a party from the Expedition that travelled from the...
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  • Charles Wilkes (Author)
  • General Books LLC (7 Feb. 2012)
  • English
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