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White Mountains

A section of the Appalachian Mountains in northern New Hampshire rising to 1,917 m (6,288 ft) at Mount Washington.

White Mountains

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1. (Placename) a mountain range in the US, chiefly in N New Hampshire: part of the Appalachians. Highest peak: Mount Washington, 1917 m (6288 ft)
2. (Placename) a mountain range in the US, in E California and SW Nevada. Highest peak: White Mountain, 4342 m (14 246 ft)

White′ Moun′tains


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a range of the Appalachian Mountains in N New Hampshire. Highest peak, Mt. Washington, 6293 ft. (1918 m).
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Yes, Vancouver's about as far as any vessel need want to go; and then I have caught seals off the coast of Labrador, and walked my way through the raspberry plains at the back of the White Mountains.
A third, being encamped on a hunting expedition full forty miles south of the White Mountains, awoke at midnight, and beheld the Great Carbuncle gleaming like a meteor, so that the shadows of the trees fell backward from it.
And never, on the diadem of the White Mountains, did the Great Carbuncle hold a place half so honored as is reserved for it in the hall of the De Veres
And those sublimer towers, the White Mountains of New Hampshire, whence, in peculiar moods, comes that gigantic ghostliness over the soul at the bare mention of that name, while the thought of Virginia's Blue Ridge is full of a soft, dewy, distant dreaminess?
It is indeed a remarkable fact to see so many of the same plants living on the snowy regions of the Alps or Pyrenees, and in the extreme northern parts of Europe; but it is far more remarkable, that the plants on the White Mountains, in the United States of America, are all the same with those of Labrador, and nearly all the same, as we hear from Asa Gray, with those on the loftiest mountains of Europe.
I have hunted silvertips in the White Mountains of Arizona and thought them quite the largest and most formidable of big game; but from the appearance of the head of this awful creature I judged that the largest grizzly I had ever seen would shrink by comparison to the dimensions of a Newfoundland dog.
Chairman Ray Barrette said, "I am delighted to welcome Gary to our Board and back to the White Mountains family.
The White Mountains conglomerate--officially headquartered in Bermuda but effectively run out of Hanover, N.
Fass has been elected president and chief executive officer of the White Mountains Insurance Group Ltd.
Pinus aristata, or Rocky Mountain bristlecone, is not native to Nevada, does not grow at the Great Basin National Park, and is also the incorrect species for the National champion in the White Mountains.
Though the AMC has been active in the White Mountains since 1876 and played key role in pushing the Weeks Act, the legislation that created the White Mountain National Forest in the early 1900s, the Club made itself felt mainly as a recreational group.
When the 20th century began, wealthy tourists came up the Crawford Notch of the White Mountains to this sylvan setting.