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This celebrated mountain, the greatest elevation in the state, lies between the eastern and western branches of Penobscot river in the county of Piscataquis, about eight miles N.N.W. from Bangor, and 120 N.N.E. from Augusta. Dr. Jackson has ascertained its height to be 5,300 feet above the level of the sea. The Indians had a notion that this mountain was the abode of supernatural beings. It is steep and rugged, and stands in almost solitary grandeur. It may be seen in a clear day from Bangor. Those who have visited its summit pronounce the scenery unrivalled in sublimity.