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

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Страница 162 - Gardiner's rivers; thence east to the place of beginning is hereby reserved and withdrawn from settlement, occupancy, or sale under the laws of the United States and dedicated and set apart as a public park or pleasuring ground for the benefit and enjoyment of the people; and all persons who shall locate, or settle upon, or occupy the same or any part thereof, except as hereinafter provided, shall be considered trespassers and removed therefrom.
Страница 163 - ... all of the proceeds of said leases, and all other revenues that may be derived from any source connected with said park, to be expended under his direction in the management of the same, and the construction of roads and bridle paths, therein. He shall provide against the wanton destruction of the fish and game found within said park, and against their capture or destruction for the purposes of merchandise or profit.
Страница 220 - There are parts of Asia Minor, of Northern Africa, of Greece, and even of Alpine Europe, where the operation of causes set in action by man has brought the face of the earth to a desolation almost as complete as that of the moon; and though, within that brief space of time which we call "the historical period...
Страница 162 - Such regulations shall provide for the preservation, from injury or spoliation, of all timber, mineral deposits, natural curiosities, or wonders within said park, and their retention in their natural conditions.
Страница 221 - ... stretching eastward toward the Mississippi to the ninety-ninth meridian at some points and further eastward at others. These plains are almost entirely void of trees, the narrow fringes skirting a few of the streams not being of sufficient importance, except to early trappers and occasional Indian campers, to be taken into consideration. This belt, which varies in width from two to four hundred miles, extends from British Possessions on the north to the Rio Grande on the south, a distance of...
Страница 318 - Cope, a carnivorous sea-reptile, no doubt adapted for deeper waters than many of the others. Like the snake-bird of Florida, it probably often swam many feet below the surface, raising the head to the distant air for a breath, then withdrawing it and exploring the depths 40 feet below, without altering the position of its body. From the localities in which the bones have been found in Kansas, it must have wandered far from land, and that many kinds of fishes formed its food is shown by the teeth...
Страница 69 - The little orifices from which the hot water issues are beautifully enamelled with the porcelain-like lining, and around the edges a layer of sulphur is precipitated. As the water flows along the valley, it lays down in its course a pavement more beautiful and elaborate in its adornment than art has ever yet conceived. The sulphur and the iron, with the green microscopic vegetation, tint the whole with an illumination of which no decoration-painter has ever dreamed. From the sides of the oblong mound,...
Страница 72 - But in what manner was it formed Î 1 believe that the limestone was precipitated in the bottom of a lake, which was filled with hot springs, much as the calcareous matter is laid, down in the bottom of the ocean at the present time. Indeed, portions of the rock do not differ materially from the recent limestones now forming in the vicinity of the West India Islands. The deposit was evidently laid down on a nearly level surface, with a moderately uniform thickness, and the strata are horizontal.
Страница 381 - Canada and Red River region, thence northward nearly to Sitka. From the latter point southward to Oregon both occur at ordinary level, and rising as a more southern region is reached until at the latitude of Visalia they occur only a short distance below the snow-line, at an altitude of from ten to twelve thousand feet.
Страница 96 - The entire party were filled with enthusiasm. The great object of all our labors had been reached, and we were amply paid for all our toils. Such a vision is worth a lifetime, and only one of such marvelous beauty will ever greet human eyes.