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Franconia in Grafton County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
 

The Flume

 
 
The Flume Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, October 20, 1993
1. The Flume Marker
Inscription.  The granite rock which make up the walls of the flume was formed many millions of years ago in ancient geological time. At a later period dark colored lava in a molten condition was pushed up from below filling a great crack and smaller side cracks that had been formed in the granite. This lava solidified to --- ----, as ages passed the main dike was worn away leaving the flume gorge. The original flume thus formed has been further (the balance of the inscription is not legible)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Natural Features.
 
Location. 44° 5.855′ N, 71° 40.766′ W. Marker is in Franconia, New Hampshire, in Grafton County. Marker is on Daniel Webster Highway (U.S. 3). The Flume is located in Franconia Notch State Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Franconia NH 03580, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named The Flume (within shouting distance of this marker); Eastern Brook Trout (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Franconia Notch State Park (about 300 feet away); A Bit of History
The Flume-granite walls image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, October 20, 1993
2. The Flume-granite walls
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(about 400 feet away); Franconia Range (about 600 feet away); Betty and Barney Hill Incident (approx. 0.9 miles away); Clark's Bridge (approx. 3.2 miles away); Quinten E. Mulleavey (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franconia.
 
The Flume image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, October 20, 1993
3. The Flume
The Flume image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, October 20, 1993
4. The Flume
The Flume image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, October 20, 1993
5. The Flume
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 26, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 240 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 26, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 2, 2022