Kent Falls State Park — Well, hello there “residents of Connecticut!” We

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Kent Falls State Park — Well, hello there “residents of Connecticut!” We

Kent Falls State Park — Well, hello there “residents of Connecticut!” We

Kent Falls State Park — Well, hello there “residents of Connecticut!” We say that because we’re not sure what the official name is for people that are from Connecticut (ever thought about that?). In any case, today is your 227th year as an official U.S. state. Connecticut became the 5th state in the U.S. on Jan 9th, 1788. It’s also a Friday, so now you have a reason to celebrate tonight! This is a shot from one of the beautiful falls in Connecticut from Kent Falls State Park. One of the best exposures of a thrust fault is near the top of the falls trail. Along the trail close to the top of the hill are several small outcrops of a bright white quartz sandstone and quartzite. This sandstone has eroded back much faster than the gneiss above and below it. The cascade at the top of the hill spills over a resistant rock ledge of gneiss; the thrust fault appears as a visibly weathered crack along the steep hillside at the base of this spectacular waterfall. Read more at http://on.doi.gov/KentFalls #USGS #science #geology #Connecticut #statehood #waterfalls #landscape #fault #minerals
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