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Three years ago I undertook a study of evidences of glaciation, both by ice-sheet and valley glaciers, in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. The observations of that season were directed mainly to cirque development in the “gulfs” or “ravines” around Mount Washington and to the proofs of regional glaciation on the highest peaks. An unexpected result of this study was the discovery that most, if not all, of the local glaciation preceded the last regional glaciation—a conclusion in disagreement with those of Louis Agassiz, Prof. C. H. Hitchcock, and Dr. Warren Upham in New Hampshire, and of the late Prof. R. S. Tarr in Maine, Having the opportunity during the past summer to study the problem further, I chose a field more particularly known to the three pioneers in New Hampshire glacial geology. With a small party, organized in cooperation with the Dartmouth Outing Club, I spent four . . .

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