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Jepson Field Book volume 18 page 20 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 18 page 20
Sherwood Valley  the Redwood line at Sherwood. I was very much interested in watching this bank move inward and outward, and then linger where the Redwoods stopped!    Sunday we had a special dinner, the old-fashioned country sort. Mrs. Sherwood loads her table down with the products of her garden, berry-patch, chicken-yard and dairy. At the head of the table was a roast pig, resplendent in his glistening vesture and straight from the oven. Twenty-seven people feasted upon him. I cannot say how many nationalities and half-breeds were represented. Mrs. ::::::::: August 7, 1907.  Sherwood relict of the late Sherwood, is one of these hard-working "good old souls" who takes a cheerful view of life while earning her living and has a happy word for each dependant and guest. Sherwood was a Harvard graduate who harked to the "call of the wild" and went back to nature in a very literal way. In early days he settled here, gave his name to the spot, and gathered a harem of Indian women. Later on, he took a white woman to wife. His Indian progeny is numerous and the woods are full of half-breed Sherwoods. The sir-name is not necessarily, however, an indication of parentage, since all the Indians, half-breed and full-breed alike,
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