The Glacier in the 1920's

Posted: Tuesday, November 11, 2003

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s 1920s photograph shows the Mendenhall Glacier in the background along with a group of glacier-sculpted-rocks that were partially underwater at the time this photograph was taken. These rocks have become more visible as the glacier has receded over the last century. According to the U.S. Forest Service Web site, the Mendenhall Glacier reached its maximum advance in the mid-1700s, reaching about 2.5 miles down the valley from the current location of the glacier's terminus.



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