Bade, William Frederic
mamma”; that one day, having fallen down the stairs with violence but [scrambled] right side up at the bottom she had asked her alarmed parents – “Well, what would Keith say.” After Yosemite became “government property” we made our home with my grand-mother at her home on Pine Street between Franklin and Gough in San Francisco. The building was a frame finished on the interior in yellow pink, and in 1880 (I think) it was destroyed by fire with all that it contained – letter papers, library, family portraits painted by my grandmother’s father Cephas Thompson, furniture, etc. We had left just the clothes we were wearing. Such things as we had left stored in the Valley had been ransacked. I have a few copies of “Hutchings California Magazine” which my father published in San Francisco before setting in Yosemite. Those were given to me since my marriage by an original subscriber – John [Ritaline] – then a store-keeper at the mining camp of Nelson’s Point near Quincy in Plumas Co. After my father’s death in 1902 his wife – Emily Edmunds H. – sent me a box of his books (nothing of especial value) his
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