American Scenery, Vol. 1

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Although the focus of this book is the engravings depicting scenic sites of 19th century America, each is accompanied by a short description of the site and location. These vignettes give us rare glimpses of scenic locations as they appeared in 1840. All sites are in the eastern part of the United States, especially New England and New York. This is Volume One of a two-volume set. (Summary by Larry Wilson) (6 hr 57 min)


Preface 2:53 Read by Larry Wilson
American Scenery 8:39 Read by Lynne T
Niagara Falls, from the Ferry 5:10 Read by Scott Bennett
View from West Point 4:56 Read by Scott Bennett
Trenton Falls, View down the Ravine 6:37 Read by BarbLyonVO
View from Mount Holyoke 6:29 Read by BettyB
The Outlet of Niagara River 6:30 Read by BettyB
The Palisades, Hudson River 5:49 Read by BettyB
The Rapids above the Falls of Niagara 5:47 Read by bundy98
Saratoga Lake 6:04 Read by Diana Schmidt
The Colonnade of Congress Hall, Saratoga Springs 5:09 Read by Rob Cordes
Albany 5:49 Read by Rob Cordes
Crow’s Nest, from Bull Hill, West Point 6:45 Read by Diana Schmidt
View below Table Rock 5:41 Read by Rob Cordes
Lake Winipiseogee 6:16 Read by Larry Wilson
Kosciusko’s Monument 5:49 Read by Vern Seward
The Horseshoe Falls at Niagara, with the Tower 5:54 Read by TriciaG
The Narrows, at Staten Island 6:32 Read by BettyB
View of the Capitol at Washington 6:39 Read by BettyB
View of the Ruins of Fort Ticonderoga 5:14 Read by Kimberlie Sasan
View from Fort Putnam 5:55 Read by BettyB
View of State Street, Boston 9:04 Read by Larry Wilson
Niagara Falls, from Clifton House 6:38 Read by BettyB
View from Hyde Park 5:58 Read by BettyB
Village of Sing-Sing 6:25 Read by Dick Thomas
View from Ruggle’s House, Newburgh 5:34 Read by Rob Cordes
Descent into the Valley of Wyoming 6:22 Read by Vern Seward
Boston, from Dorchester Heights 7:44 Read by Larry Wilson
View of Faneuil Hall, Boston 6:55 Read by Larry Wilson
New York Bay, from the Telegraph Station 5:19 Read by Lazlo
Peekskill Landing 6:36 Read by BettyB
Lighthouse near Caldwell Landing 6:56 Read by BettyB
Harper’s Ferry, from the Potomac Side 11:24 Read by Kimberlie Sasan
Caldwell, Lake George 7:35 Read by BettyB
Centre Harbour, Lake Winipiseogee 6:51 Read by Larry Wilson
Yale College, at New Haven 6:10 Read by Larry Wilson
Willey House—White Mountains 5:07 Read by Kimberlie Sasan
Battle Monument, Baltimore 6:03 Read by Vern Seward
Forest Scene on Lake Ontario 5:58 Read by TriciaG
Viaduct on the Baltimore and Washington Rail-road 8:03 Read by Vern Seward
The Indian Falls near Coldspring 6:09 Read by Vern Seward
Columbia Bridge, over the Susquehanna 5:34 Read by Vern Seward
The Genessee Falls, Rochester 5:38 Read by Richard Shipp
The Ferry at Brooklyn, New York 5:03 Read by Richard Shipp
Rail-road to Utica, Little Falls 10:06 Read by Richard Shipp
Utica & The Landing, on the American side, Falls of Niagara 6:02 Read by Richard Shipp
View From Mount Washington 5:27 Read by BettyB
Mount Washington, and the White Hills 5:49 Read by BettyB
The Park and City Hall, New York 6:17 Read by BettyB
The Two Lakes, and the Mountain House on the Catskills 4:19 Read by BettyB
Trenton High Falls 5:06 Read by BettyB
The Valley of the Shenandoah, from Jefferson’s Rock 6:57 Read by BettyB
Lockport, Erie Canal 8:20 Read by TriciaG
The Tomb of Washington, Mount Vernon 5:12 Read by Kimberlie Sasan
Black Mountain, Lake George 7:21 Read by BettyB
Valley of the Connecticut, from Mount Holyoke 5:13 Read by Lazlo
View on the Erie Canal, near Little Falls 6:12 Read by TriciaG
Hudson Highlands, from Bull Hill 6:19 Read by Vern Seward
Villa on the Hudson, near Weehawken 6:47 Read by Vern Seward
View of Meredith, New Hampshire 6:46 Read by Larry Wilson
Ballston Springs 5:56 Read by Vern Seward
The Narrows, from Fort Hamilton 5:44 Read by Maggie Travers
The Notch House, White Mountains 5:40 Read by Maggie Travers
Wilkesbarre, Vale of Wyoming 5:47 Read by Maggie Travers
Squawm Lake, New Hampshire 6:29 Read by Maggie Travers
Sabbath-Day Point, Lake George 7:46 Read by Maggie Travers