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Jepson Field Book volume 66 page 172 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 66 page 172
wind, the air, the countryside clears; every cloud, even the flurriest cirrhus clouds of the upper skies are gone; the land becomes crystal clear; every point of the hills, every rocky knoll or rounded hilltop becomes diamond clear. The atmosphere is brilliant; it fa[?]es crackles with electricity. In winter the wind is bitter cold and soon dries up the countryside even after a rain. Why should the north wind in winter dry all so thoroughly and completely? It comes off he snow fields of eastern Oregon and Washington. In summer it is a hot wind, bringing down the valley great clouds of dust. In May if it hit the wheat or barley in the milk it can reduce the crop by half or ::::::::: two-thirds. The trade winds off the ocean more commonly, in summer, bring hazy or dusty skies, even when of high velocity. _ 3-27-38.  Cont. from p. 168. _ fields at sundown and tied to the fence posts in the corral to cool off before drinking _ standing there wet with sweat, the water trickling heavily from their bodies and forming little pools on the dusty ground. _ Nov. 23, _39  -cont. from p. 134. New York City. He was, perhaps the most famous physician of his day and a good botanist. See his biog. In Dict. Am. Biog. 20:434. An early day portrait of him, a fine steel engraving came into m hands early and started my interest in the germs Hosackia. Both my chum and myself knew well the names (Cont. p. 174)
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