The Journal of the Royal Geographic Society of London, Volume 14

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J. Murray, 1844 - Electronic journals
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Page 287 - of the Great St. Bernard and Simplón passes in Europe. Approaching it from the mouth of the Sweet Water, a sandy plain, 120 miles long, conducts by a gradual and regular ascent to the summit, about 7000 feet above the sea ; and the traveller, without being reminded of any change,
Page 287 - to the north we could just discover the snowy heads of the Trois Tétons, where were the sources of the Missouri and Columbia rivers ; and at the southern extremity of the ridge the peaks were plainly visible among •which
Page 287 - country, broken at the distance of 19 miles by the Table Rock, which, •with the other isolated hills in its vicinity, seems to stand on a comparative plain. This I judged to be its termination, the ridge recovering its rugged character with the Table Rock. It in no manner resembles the places to which the term " pass
Page 292 - we are forced to regard the boundaries indicated by nature, namely, the highlands separating the waters of the Mississippi from those flowing into the Pacific, or the Californian Gulf, as the true western boundaries of the Louisiana ceded to the United States by France in 1803.
Page 287 - suddenly finds himself on the waters which flow to the Pacific Ocean. By the route we had travelled the distance from Fort Laramie is 320 miles, or 950 from the mouth of the
Page 321 - is drawn by ditches out of the river Oxus, unto the great destruction of that river, for which cause it falleth not into the Caspian Sea, as it has done in times past, and in short time all that land is like to be destroyed and to become a wilderness for want of water when the river Oxus
Page 287 - of the Colorado of the Gulf of California ; and on the other was the Wind River Valley, where were the heads of the Yellow-Stone branch of the Missouri:
Page 287 - some of the springs of the Nebraska or Platte river. Around us the whole scene had one main striking feature, which was that of
Page lxvi - chain, this quantity has been rarely exceeded, and latterly, the alluvia in some tracts being exhausted, it has begun to decrease. The reign of the Emperor Nicholas has, however, been distinguished by the important discovery, that portions of the great eastern regions of Siberia are highly auriferous, viz., in the governments of Tomsk and
Page 275 - miles, as far as the meridian of 141° (and probably much beyond it), available for either agricultural or pastoral purposes ; and that, though there may be occasional spots of good land at the base of the main range, on the sources of the numerous creeks flowing from thence towards the inland desert, these must be too limited in extent to be of any present value.

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