Image from page 203 of “Here and there in New England and Canada” (1899)
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Title: Here and there in New England and Canada
Year: 1899 (1890s)
Authors: Sweetser, Moses Foster, 1848-1897
Publisher: Boston, Passenger Dept., Boston [and] Maine Railroad
Contributing Library: Robarts – University of Toronto
Digitizing Sponsor: University of Toronto
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ope of Mount Webster, bandedby the tracks of many avalanches, and adorned by the veil-like falling watersof the Crystal Cascade. Finally, a magnificent prospect opens down thelong and trough-like Saco Valley, closed by the remote blue peaks towardthe Swift River. Then follows a rush through the Gate of the Notch, andsuddenly the scene changes, from the profoundest forest-desolation andmountain-majesty to the sunny beauty of open lawns and laughing waters,pleasure-boats and carriages, and a great hospitable hotel, — the famous oldCrawford House. By maple orchards, belts of pineAnd larches climbing darkly The mountain slopes, and, over all.The great peaks rising starkly. You should have seen that long hill-range• With gaps of brightness riven,— How through each pass and hollow streamedThe purpling lights of heaven,— Rivers of gold-mist flowing down From far celestial fountains,—The great sun flaming through the rifts Beyond the wall of mouiilamsl —John Crccnlen/ ir/ufU^r. 45
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THROUGH THE NOTCH. 46 CHAPTER VII. CRAWFORDS. The Famous Hotel. — Ueeciiers Cascades. — Ammonoosiic Lake.—Mount Willard. — The Ripley Falls and Arethusa Falls.—Mount Willey. — The Willey Tragedy. — The Path up MountWashington. THE Crawford House is one of the central shrines in these great moun-tain-cloisters, and is rich in its picturesque and varied surroundings,and the electrically invigorating air of an altitude of nineteen hundredfeet above the sea. From the long front piazzas you look across thebroad lawn, with sparkling fountains, to the sharply-cut Gate of the Notch,formed of the broken slope of Mount Jackson on one side and MountWillard on the other, with the tremendous mass of Mount Webster full insight beyond, a magnificent and imposing spectacle. There are numerous forest-hidden brooks in this vicinity,— the Crawford,Upper Saco, Ammonoosuc, and others, —where fishermen, following downtheir wapvard courses, amid scenery of the wildest and grandest characte
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