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Jepson Field Book volume 66 page 68 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 66 page 68
significant kind for it argues distinctly that a heavier rainfall or more humid conditions once existed. Neat says that he has also discovered Anemone grayi in the Vaca Mts. (Gates Canyon).  -Trees in our region are fit, economically, only for fuel, speaking broadly. Construction lumber was brought in from the outside. I write a query this wise: Dear Miss Harbison. _ I wish you would, sometime, ask Mrs. Harbison if there has come down to her any traditions regarding the origin of the Redwood lumber used in building the first cabins in Vaca Valley. Where did it come from? How did it get there? On this subject I have some interesting matter from Meredith Miller. There is no native tree in Vaca Valley fit for construction uses, unless it be the White Alder and there is very little of that; but I often wondered  ::::::::: if the Digger Pine were ever used as a makeshift. A slant on this I have from Meredith who says it was used somewhat in the original Miller home in Pleasant Valley. Yours Sincerely, Willis L. Jepson.  Origin of Redwood Lumber used in Vaca Valley. -On Christmas Day, 1932, I went to the Leon J. Richardsons, Southampton road, in Berkeley, for the Christmas Carol singing. A crowd of people were present. A Mrs. Graham was introduced to me who recognized me as the _tree man_ and said: _My father was Jerome B. Ford. He had a redwood mill at Bodega in 1849. Later he went up the coast to Big River, Mendocino Co., and built a mill. His partner there was Williams. Williams was the head of the Vigilance Committee in S.F. His daughter Miss Williams is here this afternoon._ In a
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