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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 121, December 31, 1852

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Identifier: DX01232704

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 121, December 31, 1852

Description: Describes a visit to Buttermilk Falls with Edward Heylyn.

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the river was swollen, and they came down roaring and tumbling into the 80 feet chasm with very picturesque fury. Down below, whither we clambered, was a perfect forest and thicket of ice-covered trees, a frozen wood, each branch and twig encased and imprisoned, huge boughs bound down to the ice-hid rocks on which they grew. I never saw or imagined aught so beautiful in the wintry way. The stream all brawling and chafing with rocks flowed between these [word crossed out] minor Arctic forests. Made a sketch of it. Afterwards in the ruined houses adjacent. Back, drying, feeding, eating, drinking, cardplaying fumigating &c. Bed about 11.

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1852-12-31

Type(s): Diary
Page

Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Diaries
Waterfalls
Nature
Travel
Winter

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