Skip to main content

Boston to Buffalo, in the Footsteps of Amos Eaton and Edward Hitchcock: Boston, Massachusetts to Washington, D.C., June 28 - July 8, 1989, Volume T169

Boston to Buffalo, in the Footsteps of Amos Eaton and Edward Hitchcock: Boston, Massachusetts to Washington, D.C., June 28 - July 8, 1989, Volume T169

John Rodgers (Editor), Thomas Grasso (Editor), William M. Jordan (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-66725-5

Mar 2013, American Geophysical Union

99 pages

Select type: O-Book

Description

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.

General introduction
Rodgers, John  pp. 1-3

New England mapping Boston: An informal history
Naylor, Richard S.  pp. 4-13

A brief sketch of Edward Hitchcock (1793–1864)
Belt, Edward  pp. 14-20

Williams College and the foundation of geology in western Massachusetts and New York
Johnson, Markes E.  pp. 20-31

The Taconic controversies
Rodgers, John  pp. 32-38

Geology and the Saratoga Campaign of 1777
Rodgers, John  pp. 38-39

New York State Troy, New York and the Van Rensselaers
Friedman, Gerald M.  pp. 39-43

Amos Eaton and early New York State geology
Grasso, Thomas X.  pp. 43-48

Erie Canal history and geology
Grasso, Thomas X.  pp. 48-83

Pennsylvania
Jordan, William M.  pp. 84-93