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Orra White Hitchcock (1796-1863) went with her husband Edward Hitchcock (1793-1864) on geology trips all over the Connecticut Valley. She drew some landscape views that were printed as an extra part of Edward's report on the state's geology. This view, looking north, shows the Connecticut River on the right. The large bridge, built in 1825, replaced the first bridge of 1802 that was destroyed in a flood. The bridge over the Deerfield River, on the left, dates from 1806. It, in turn, replaced a bridge first built in 1798.