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Burning Rock cut, near Green River Station. Sweetwater County, Wyoming. 1869.


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Album caption and index card: Burning Rock cut, near Green River Station. Sweetwater County, Wyoming. 1869. Descriptive Catalog of the Photographs of the United States Geological Survey of the Territories, W. H. Jackson, Photographer, Second Edition, Illustrated, 1869 Series, page 6, No. 16: Burning Rock cut, near Green River Station. Additional information on page 6, Nos. 17 - 20: No. 16 is a view a short distance west of the preceding ones, where the road is cut through thin layers of a sort of cream-colored, chalky limestone, interspersed with strata of a dark-brown color, so satuyrated with petroleum as to burn freely. This cut is called the Buring Rock, from the fact that during the progress of the work the rocks became ignited [...]


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U.S. Geological Survey
Photographer :
Jackson, William Henry

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number photoLibrary 18350
batch photoLibrary btch106
number_in_book photoLibrary 16

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