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18. What can you say of the lumber trade of Vermoni? 19. What can you say of the growth of the marble and granite indus

tries in the last fifty years? 20. What can you say of the record of Justin S. Morrill? of George

F. Edmunds? of Edward J. Phelps? 21. In what line of literature is Rowland E. Robinson noted? Julia

C. R. Dorr? 22. What was Vermont's part in the Spanish War? 23. Describe the destruction of the Spanish fleet at Manila. 24. Tell of the journey and subsequent work of the Oregon. 25. Upon whom depends the future success of the Green Mountain


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Map of Vermont.


Boundaries and Extent.-Vermont is bounded on the north by the Dominion of Canada, on the east by New Hampshire, on the south by Massachusetts, and on the west by New York. It lies between the meridians 71 de. grees 33 minutes and 73 degrees 25 minutes west longitude, and the parallels 42 degrees 44 minutes and 45 degrees 43 seconds north latitude. Its eastern boundary-line is the west bank of the Connecticut River, and the western, for the most part, the deepest channel of Lake Champlain and the Poultney River.

Vermont is about one hundred and sixty miles long, ninety miles wide at its northern boundary and about forty at its southern. It contains 10,200 square miles.

Physical Features.—The Green Mountains extend the entire length of the State north and south, a little west of the middle line of the State. The points above 4,000 feet are: Mt. Mansfield, Chin, 4,389; Killington Peak, 4,221; Camel's Hump, 4,088; Lincoln Peak, 4,078; Jay Peak, 4,018.

West of the main range, and lying chiefly in the southwestern part of the State, is the Taconic range. Its highest peaks are Equinox and Eolus. At the north, and lying near Lake Champlain, are the Red Sandrock hills, the highest point Grandview. In the eastern part of the State are the granitic mountains, among which are Black, Ascutney, Knox, Pisgah, and Hor.

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A portion of the Connecticut Valley lies in eastern Vermont; and that part of Vermont which lies adjacent to Lake Champlain, known here as the Champlain Valley, is a portion of the Great Valley of the Appalachians. These lowlands are rich agricultural regions, and many fine farms are within their limits. Some of the other valleys are :

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The Central Valley, which extends from the northern part of the State two-thirds the length of the State, east of the main range of the Green Mountains ; Southwest Valley, between the Green Mountains and the Taconic range; Otter Creek ; Winooski; Missisquoi; and White River.

There are no large lakes lying wholly in Vermont, but there are many small lakes and ponds. These are fast be

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