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Jepson Field Book volume 66 page 76 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 66 page 76
to have been the first farmer in the New World to breed mules. -And there are the children of Zibeon; both Ajab and Anah; this was that Anah that found the mules in the wilderness, as he fed the asses of Zibeon, his father. _Genesis, 36, 24. -Then all the King_s sons arose and every man got him upon his mule and fled. _ 2 Samuel, 13. 29. -And Absolom rode upon a mule, and the mule went under the thick bangles of a great oak, and his head caught hold of the oak, and he was taken up between the heaven and the earth; and the mule that was under him went away. _ 2 Samuel 18. 9. -Ferris, W.A., Life in the Rocky Mts._ Pp. 9, 16, 21; see also index.  ::::::::: Trees along the Water Courses. The valleys were naked save for the scattered trees of the Valley Oak but along the water courses was a thin screen of trees, mainly willows, some Fremont Cottonwood and some Valley oak. Occasional Buckeyes, too, grew on the stream banks. While the Buckeye is outstandingly a tree of the foothills, there are, even at this day, a few along the watercourses. On the Alamo at Wemple Ranch (the old Williams place), there is one tree, perhaps more, near the Jewett Bridge. I noted it in flower in June, 1932. Near the Cooper School, at the same time, I noticed Ailanthus glandulosus spontaneous. -Buckeye; F.B. 1:184. -We admired vastly the Maple Tree, the Big-leaf Maple of California (Acer macrophyllum), but it is a rare tree in our region and restricted to the water courses. I collected it in Miller Canyon, Sept. 21, 1896. I suppose there only a few individuals, and yet, just across Gordon Valley, in the Napa
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