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Jepson Field Book volume 10 page 106 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 10 page 106
Usal to Cotonaby Creek  the "sheep country" and said he wouldn't live there. They raised "nothing but half-breed women, gophers and rattlesnakes".  The next man s. of Sullivans is Turner. His place is in a beautiful spot among my beloved Usal redwoods. Several very fine trees stand in his yards. The trees or groups of trees here are isolated more or less -- not in densely uniform clumps. In his yard, one glances aloft to the summit of these dignitaries and then the eye travels slowly to the bottom. The trunks are not clean shafts below but are cascaded with beautiful ::::::::: June 24, 1903.  brackets of foliage more or less dependent. Above, there are the original branches. Below these branches have been broken off and a spreading tuft of foliage comes in its place. These lower tufts give the column a peculiar charm -- they do not look like branches which attempt to detract from the axis but rather as supremely graceful sprays which have been tacked in place for pure ornament.  I presume the fine trees covering the tops of the ocean bluffs between Usal and Cottonaby Creek will gradually pass away as railroad ties are being gotten out now. There was in past times
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