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Jepson Field Book volume 26 page 42 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

 
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Jepson Field Book volume 26 page 42
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The Needles  460 ft. ---------- wanted in the way of a boat but Sweeney made an indifferent answer and went on talking with the men. Rennie waited around and listeneed to their talk and stories. After a time Sweeney jumped up and said to Rennie: Well let's go up the river and look for a boat. They found an Indian who had a boat for sale at _15.00, a very reasonable price; indeed a cheap price since it had 80 feet of rope and two pairs of oars, one pair being hardwood. We have given the best pair of oars to Sweeney for his trouble and he is much pleased. He would ::::::::: Tues. Oct. 22, 1912. ---------- not accept any money. The light pair of oars will easily last us as far as Yuma and they are easier to handle on our trip.  The Colorado_ is a wonderfully powerful and uneasy river. It is eating away its banks here and building up banks there on its flood plain. A long string of mexicans waded in the margin of the river pulling on a long rope which towed a barge laden with small trees and brush up the river near the smelter where the banks are being rip-rapped. The main current is deep but it is difficult to follow the main current accurately ---------- _cf. F.B. 29:99.
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