John Muir


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filifera palms, some at Indio nearly 3 ft dia 20 high, tho’ young, and full of fruit; black. Indio 25 ft below sea; one stations E 260 below. A very wide basin full of fine gray sediments evidently slowly accumulated from the surrounding picturesque crumbling barren mtns. No trees in basin save those planted, scarce a sage or salt bush at long intervals. Glad to see trees on Tehachapi mtns. [Nov 29]. Vineyards seems low, rather sandy; vines low, squat, v little snow seen on Sierra, higher peaks cloud covered. [Fragmentary notes with specimens of flowers, etc.] See Illuicum at New Orleans Austin, Tex. See fours of Post oak, Tex white oak and Juniperus Sabin. S.A. Hodgson, Archer, Fla. Premalia tree curious corrugated ribbed lves. Rub flwrs white, satiny, fragrant like orange. 808 Turk St. Pontederia [with specimen]

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