Article ID: CBB001422275

Edward Miller's Contributions to the Geology of the Allegheny Portage Railroad (Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) (2015)

unapi

The Allegheny Portage Railroad was the first railroad over the Allegheny Mountains. For thirty years it connected canals in central and western Pennsylvania, hauling canal boats operating between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh over the mountains, allowing uninterrupted travel from eastern population centers to the continental interior. Edward Miller, a young Philadelphia engineer, became Principal Assistant Engineer at twenty-one. He was later Chief Engineer and/or President of numerous canals and railroads, and even served as Principal Assistant Engineer of the great Pennsylvania Railroad. Miller performed the first geological exploration of the Allegheny Mountains and, in his 1835 report, included a cross section and a box of specimens illustrating his stratigraphic units. Some of the more famous scientists of the day reported on specimens of rocks, economic minerals, and fossils found at various places along the railroad. Timothy Abbott Conrad's report of marine fossils is historically important because it was the first published report of Pennsylvanian invertebrate fossils from North America.

...More
Citation URI
http://data.isiscb.org/isis/citation/CBB001422275/

Similar Citations

Book Robert J. Kapsch; (2013)
Over the Alleghenies: Early canals and railroads of Pennsylvania (/isis/citation/CBB650042571/) unapi

Article Edward P.F. Rose; (2021)
British military contributions to the geology of Malta, Part 1: Nineteenth century (/isis/citation/CBB294782668/) unapi

Article Brandão, José Manuel; (2013)
Paul Deshayes (1796--1875) e a Comissão Geológica do Reino: uma colaboração com o Estado português (/isis/citation/CBB001420669/) unapi

Article Branagan, David F.; (2004)
The Desert Sandstone of Australia a Late Nineteenth-Century Enigma of Deposition, Fossils, and Weathering (/isis/citation/CBB000502322/) unapi

Article Francesco Luzzini; (2017)
Agordo fu fatale. Le ricerche e l’ultimo viaggio di Friedrich Mohs (1773-1839) (/isis/citation/CBB971582027/) unapi

Book Vai, Gian Battista; Cavazza, William; (2003)
Four Centuries of the Word Geology: Ulisse Aldrovandi 1603 in Bologna (/isis/citation/CBB000741629/) unapi

Book Raffaello Vergani; (2003)
Miniere e società nella montagna del passato. Alpi venete, secoli XIII-XIX (/isis/citation/CBB432582515/) unapi

Article Prestes, Maria Elice Brzezinski; Faria, Frederico Felipe de Almeida; (2011)
Lazzaro Spallanzani e os fósseis: das observações em viagens naturalísticas ao ensino de história natural (/isis/citation/CBB001420546/) unapi

Book Belli, Gabriella; Giacomoni, Paola; Ottani Cavina, Anna; (2003)
Montagna: Arte, scienza, mito da Dürer a Warhol (/isis/citation/CBB000741141/) unapi

Book Richard J. Byrom; (2017)
William Fairbairn the Experimental Engineer (/isis/citation/CBB452535376/) unapi

Article Cherry Lewis; (2016)
David Mushet, John Farey and William Smith: Geologising in the Forest of Dean (/isis/citation/CBB697336171/) unapi

Book Andrea Tenca; (2020)
Dinosauri, demoni, operai. Una storia culturale del sottosuolo tra scienza e letteratura (/isis/citation/CBB116328239/) unapi

Article Fuller, J. G. C. M.; (2005)
Stratigraphic Stand-Off at the 49th Parallel (/isis/citation/CBB000630880/) unapi

Article Tonni, Eduardo P.; Pasquali, Ricardo C.; (2006)
Alcide d'Orbigny in Argentina: The Beginning of Stratigraphical Studies and Theories on the Origin of the “Pampean Sediments” (/isis/citation/CBB000771572/) unapi

Authors & Contributors
Luzzini, Francesco
Vaccari, Ezio
Morton, John L.
Freeman, Michael J.
Branagan, David F.
Fuller, J. G. C. M.
Journals
Earth Sciences History: Journal of the History of the Earth Sciences Society
História, Ciências, Saúde---Manguinhos
Natura Alpina, Rivista della Società di Scienze Naturali del Trentino
British Journal for the History of Science
Physis: Rivista Intemazionale di Storia della Scienza
Publishers
Tempus
Skira
Minerva
Unicopli
Cierre edizioni
Railway & Canal Historical Society
Concepts
Geology
Stratigraphy
Earth sciences
Fossils
Mineralogy
Paleontology
People
Smith, William
Eaton, Amos
Maclure, William
Shakespeare, William
Ruskin, John
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
Places
Italy
Alps (Europe)
Great Britain
United States
Austro-hungary
England
Times
19th century
18th century
17th century
20th century
20th century, early
13th century
Institutions
Università di Pavia
Comments

Be the first to comment!

{{ comment.created_by.username }} on {{ comment.created_on | date:'medium' }}

Log in or register to comment