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Jepson Field Book volume 66 page 18
one in the world might know about the magic words contained therein. No boy or maid in school used ink; only the teacher used ink for the writing in the great book of the school record; the rest of us at our desks used slates and state pencils, or in class the blackboards that on every side of the school room lined its walls. _ Mar. 24, 1931.  In the starvation year, winter of 1876-77, the country looked terribly. The wild life, however, still gave a sense of animation and fullness to the land. The wild geese came down the migrating lanes in great flocks as usual. The ground squirrels were wonderfully thick in that day. In the lean years they feasted on tidbits _ namely grasshoppers. _ May 20, _31.  ::::::::: Went today, Monday, March 31, to Little Oak Ranch from Berkeley. The country beautifully green but the spring too far advanced for the season _ too little rain, too much warmth. I noticed at once that both creeks are dry. There were only slight puddles in the Alamo at Dickie place. Lee Gates, speaking of the Alamo in Gates Canyon says that never before has there been a winter in which the Alamo failed to run. It failed to run this winter. _ Apr. 1, 1931. _The year 1876-77 was one of the worst in rainfall on record_ _ Huntington, Climatic Factors (Carnegie Publ.) p. 164. -Roman Farm Management. Cato. Translation. McMillan (1913).
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