Boston to Buffalo, in the Footsteps of Amos Eaton and Edward Hitchcock: Boston, Massachusetts To Washington, D.C. June 28-July 8, 1989
Copyright 1989 by the American Geophysical Union.
Editor(s): John Rodgers, Thomas Grasso, William M. Jordan, Christopher Hepburn, Edward S. Belt, Markes E. Johnson, Gerald M. Friedman
Published Online: 20 MAR 2013
Print ISBN: 9780875906522
Online ISBN: 9781118667255
Book Series: Field Trip Guidebooks
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Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Field Trip Guidebooks Series, Volume 169.
In 1824, Amos Eaton (1776-1842) published a "Geological Profile extending from the Atlantic to Lake Erie" in the pamphlet "A geological and agricultural survey of the district adjoining the Erie canal, in the state of New-York" (Eaton, 1824). The proftle is over four and one-half feet long (1.4 meters); it displays the geology from Boston, Mass., via Albany to Buffalo, N.Y., as Eaton understood it. The present excursion is designed to follow ap-proximately the line of that profile and to show some of the stepsby which our knowledge of that geology has evolved in the intervening 165 years.