catskills essay 1 - maps of the state, with "obvious...

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It was the naturalist John Burroughs, however, aided by extensive promotion initiated by the Ulster and Delaware Railroad, which began to serve this area in the early 1870s and opened the Grand Hotel above Pine Hill in 1881, who was to fix in the public mind this locale of wild lands, which stretch away from today's Ashokan Reservoir to the headwaters of the Beaverkill. After noting in 1869 in his essay "Birch Browsings," that he had seen this section of the "Catskill range" on some
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Unformatted text preview: maps of the state, with "obvious local impropriety," called the "Pine Mountains," Burroughs was to correct this error by publishing the record of his 1885 ascent of Slide Mountain in The Century magazine in August of 1888. This essay, one of his most popular and enduring, was called, significantly, "The Heart of the Southern Catskills."...
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This note was uploaded on 09/15/2009 for the course ENVE 2010 taught by Professor Prof.katz during the Spring '09 term at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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