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White River, Vermont

This is the largest stream in the state on the east side of the Green Mountains. It waters a basin of about 700 square miles, and traverses in its course from Kingston, in Addison county, about 60 miles. It passes through Hancock, Rochester, and Pittsfield, in Rutland county, and Stockbridge, Bethel, Royalton, and Sharon, in Windsor county, to its fall into the Connecticut at Hartford, about 5 miles above the mouth of Queechy river. White river receives many large tributaries; the most considerable of which are the three branches, so called, from the north; and Broad brook and Locust creek from the south. This stream and its branches afford a great hydraulic power; and large tracts of country are fertilized by its waters. It passes through a country of lofty mountains, deep ravines and fertile valleys; the scenery of which is much enhanced by the devious course of this beautiful river.

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