Image from page 24 of “Ithaca and its resources. Being an historical and descriptive sketch of the “Forest city” and its magnificent scenery ..” (1883)
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Title: Ithaca and its resources. Being an historical and descriptive sketch of the "Forest city" and its magnificent scenery ..
Year: 1883 (1880s)
Authors: Kurtz, D. Morris
Subjects: Ithaca (N.Y.)
Publisher: Ithaca, N. Y., Journal Association Book and Job Print
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation
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branches. A short run and the little steamerlays alongside a dock built at the extreme end of the point, is made fast andwe land and look about us. This is Glenwood, four miles pleasant sailing, or five miles driving over thehills,from Ithaca. The point is about 200 feet broad and extends 200 or 300 feetfrom the mainland out into the Lake, forming quiet little bays on each side of it.At the foot of the hills is a rustic hotel and passing around to the rear, we enterthe beautiful glen from whence arises the name—Glenwood. Neither too longnor loo broad, this glen is the ideal glen of our imagination. On either side the
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GLENWOOD hills slope from the level of the Lake to a height of about 150 feet. The sides ofthe glen, however, are rather precipitous, but with the bottom as well as the hilltops, are decked out in all the splendor of their autumn foliage. On its way tojoin the waters of the lake a babbling brook runs through the glen and we havefollowed it up not more than 300 feet, when our progress is barred by a high prec-ipice. Through a narrow opening in its face. 50 feet below the top, the waterpours in a glassy sheet, with a direct fall of about 20 feet, thence bounding downfrom rock to rock, accomplishes the remaining distance of 70 feet by a series ofpretty cascades. A more charming woodland scene cannot be imagined. Re-turning through the glen to the hotel, we ascend the hill on the north, and arriv-ing at the brink of this precipice again follow the course of the stream. Here itflows over a rocky bed through a miniature Gorge, and a few steps brings usto the foot of the second fall. The cha
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