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Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Hoosac Mountains

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HOOSAC MOUNTAINS, a part of the Green Mountain range in western Massachusetts, through which is pierced the most notable railway tunnel in America. The Hoosac tunnel, which has a length of nearly 5 miles, was commenced in 1851 for the line between Boston and Albany, was twice abandoned, and was finally opened in 1875, having cost the State of Massachusetts about $18,000,000.