Charlotte Observer story appeared in 1913 and is one of the oldest
stories in print.
U.S. Geological Survey report from 1922 is an often quoted reference
and describes the first extensive scientific investigation (although
there was an earlier study by the USGS). It is reproduced here in
its entirety, maintaining a page-by-page reproduction of the appearance
and content of the orginal document.
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of those domain names forward to these pages located on servers
at Appalachian State University.
the original text are either uncopyrighted governement material,
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