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Jepson Field Book volume 26 page 46 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

 
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Jepson Field Book volume 26 page 46
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Colorado River    460 ft. ---------- when they fall. There is so much of it and it is so impressive that we call it the river artillery. The "powder" is the soft smooth "creamy" earth that would be worth millions if reclaimed. And it will all be reclaimed some day. There are too vast and choking riches of earth and water to go to waste indefinitely. The river will be piled, rip-rapped and sand bagged. The waters will be damed, stored, diverted, fed off slowly and then this great region will furnish the breeding spot for another civilization to ::::::::: Oct. 22, 1912. ---------- match the Nile or the Mesopotamia of old. The day -- today -- is perfect. It was made to order. It is glorious, soft, balmy, sunshiny. We float down the current, the Sacramento Mts. on the west, the Utes on the east. Yonder the river cuts a sharp pass through the purple Mohaves! This is romance! ---------- Left Needles, 9:45 a.m.  camped below Mellen on left bank at 3.15. Left camp next a.m. at 10.10  Beached at next camp at 3:30 ---------- - N-head Cactus. First seen at Mellen. One 3 ft. high had 28 ribs. A small one 16 ribs.
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