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Jepson Field Book volume 66 page 14 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 66 page 14
The everlasting hills. See F.B. 33:9. The yellow foothills. See F.B. 24:131. The Coyote was one of the Indian Gods. The native tribesman respected his shrewdness, cunning and foresight. The Indians_ attitude was entirely different from that of the White Man. Al Steiger says that the early day road through Lagoon Valley ran on the east side of Lagoon Lake, and not on the west side, whence between a little round hill and the main Araquipa Hills before turning to the right into Lagoon Pass. It was characteristic of early day roads to run along the edges of the hills and not cut straight across the valley floors. The valley floors were marshy, swampy or cut by deep-lying stream beds, or they were too sandy for wagons to pull through. _ May 21, 1931.  ::::::::: A Trip to Putah Pass How much we looked forward to it! With what excitement we thought of it all along the way. How we thrilled as we neared the Devils Gate with its towering rock ledges. And the turtles sunning themselves in the water _ by the hundreds! Greatest of all shows was the Red Bud trees in March. Naked of leaf the low branching trees burst suddenly into flower, the clusters of pink-red blossoms clothing the branches from top to bottom. A glowing and inspiring sight. But soon the flowers fade and the leaves come. By May the shrubs are in full leaf, the pods are full grown as to size and
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