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Jepson Field Book volume 66 page 132 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 66 page 132
we started homeward, the pony more willing to hasten towards hay and barley. Since then I have botanized on some of the grandest peaks of the earth _ but none have given me more pleasure, more intaking joy than the sun-lit hours on the slopes of little Dunn_s Peak in Vaca Valley. _ Feb. 3, 1934. Dunn_s Peak was also called by the impoetic name of Smith_s Bluff. Indeed that was the name at the time of our botany trip. When I listed the place names for the Vaca Valley region on behalf of the National Geographic Board, the name Dunn I had from Ralph Platt. He (Dunn) was an old settler but what more I cannot now recall. I think a surveyor. ::::::::: The Locust Tree The Locust Tree was planted as a shade tree by the early settlers. It is a sign of an old-time place that is homestead. It would grow well in almost any type of soil, even in the hard clays and adobes, and made an erect trunk and good sun-protecting crown that was critical to the first dwellers in the land. With us at Little Oak it did not root-sprout, but after sixty or seventy years or more when the trees are becoming aged, apparently they are thicketing at some distance from the parent tree. Locust seeds are a food for the mourning dove and the valley quail. In the Sierra foothills it was planted in all the early settlements, being one of the
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