Monday, January 17, 2011

Popular Science

by theseventhgeneration
One hundred twenty years ago they were just as interested in glacial erratics as we are today.

The first is Popular Science Monthly, Volume 37. The article, entitled "Evidences of Glacial Action in Southeastern Connecticut" By Hon David A. Wells, starts on page 196.

The second article is Popular Science, January, 1892. The article, "Remarkable Bowlders" by David A. Wells is on page 340.

Both articles contain excellent photos.

6 comments :

Tim MacSweeney said...

I am looking for a photo of my son Shawn sitting on what we always called the "couch rock" above Chimney Cave in Watertown. It looks remarkably like the rectangular slab on the "bowlder" in the second article.
Can't remember if there is a wedge, but somebody drove an iron spike into it at sometime...

Tim MacSweeney said...

Sheegan is also known as Cochegan and Council Rock.
http://www.mohegan.nsn.us/docs/MoheganWay/MoheganWay_Fall2007.pdf

theseventhgeneration said...

Wonderful story about Cochegan Rock! I'd love to see the picture of "couch rock".

pwax said...

I got distracted by the article (in the 2nd link) about humans with tails.

Geophile said...

Interesting stuff! I love the walls in the one pictures, and was fascinated by the assertions about trailing arbutus and the boulders. Never heard that before.

And, Peter--yes, me, too!

coycoy said...

i liked your story..