Paper Read Before the Historical Society of Hudson County: Organized January 17, 1908 Van Winkle

ISBN: 9781332122455

Published: September 27th 2015

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Paper Read Before the Historical Society of Hudson County: Organized January 17, 1908  by  Van Winkle

Paper Read Before the Historical Society of Hudson County: Organized January 17, 1908 by Van Winkle
September 27th 2015 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 378 pages | ISBN: 9781332122455 | 5.56 Mb

Excerpt from Paper Read Before the Historical Society of Hudson County: Organized January 17, 1908Geologically, Hudson County lies at the southern end of the deep valley of the Hudson River and Lake Champlain. So deep is this valley, that a rise ofMoreExcerpt from Paper Read Before the Historical Society of Hudson County: Organized January 17, 1908Geologically, Hudson County lies at the southern end of the deep valley of the Hudson River and Lake Champlain. So deep is this valley, that a rise of 150 feet in the sea-level would cut off New England from the rest of the continent, making it a great island.

This valley was once the bed of an immense glacier of an average depth of 2,000 feet. It denuded the ridges of earth and disintegrated rocks, depositing mud and gravel. For this beginning of Hudson County in the long, long ages before man arrived, or the first Dutch gutteral was uttered, I am indebted to a member of this society, our fellow citizen Alexander McLean, who assisted Prof.

Cook, the learned State Geologist, in his explorations and surveys.Topographically, our County is the smallest in the State, covering less than 75 square miles of highland and lowland, rock soil and swamp. Geographically, it includes the land lying between the Hudson and the Passaic, between the lower limits of the Palisades and Kill von Kull. Politically, the County was in 1840 set off from old Bergen County, which originally extended from the Kill to the New York State line. The northern portion retains the name Bergen, to which it has no right- while the new County was baptised Hudson, after the river which washes the eastern shore.The aborigines of New Jersey belong to the great Algonquin family, whose branches reached from the frozen shores o, Hudson Bay to the beaches of the Gulf of Mexico.

The nation spreading their wigwams over our now familiar hills and plains was the Lenni Lenape. The name is said to mean our men, or the original Indian. The people are described as of moderate stature, properly shaped, dark-eyed, black-haired, wearing the all-too-familiar scalp-lock, their bodies usually anointed with animals oil or stained symbolically with mineral or vegetable dyes.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books.

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