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commonest planted trees. In nearly all old-time mining villages the streets are shaded by this trusty tree. There are fine old trees in the streets of Yreka.

Native Plants
Interesting to no lads botanically were the various kinds of Lotus of the springtime hills and valley floors. There plants were plainly, even to our untrained eyes, of one alliance, of one group _ although plainly different _ different in habit, or size or shade of flower or in hue. They made for us a study in what made a genus _ a natural kind of grouping. We called them Hosackias _ a name we had from, found in Rattan_s Popular California Flora. That name is now out of date; these plants are called Lotus _ but the term Hosackia introduced me to a bit of early U.S. History. David Hosack was an M.D. of the early U.S. in (cont. p. 173).

Cont. from bottom p. 135. =
Marshes. The Redwood, if it is really there is in a spot where one might naturally look for it. That is on the east side of the Napa Range where it exists today on the east slope of the range on Howell Mt. It may well have been in the Benicia Hills further south.
The Native Trees
-cf. re. The Valley Oak, the _College on the foot of the hill,_ p. 21.
-Valley Oak as posts. cf. F.B. 23:139.
I myself as a child remember that there were fences (around grain fields) on ranches in our neighborhood that had oak posts. I think the Grandpa Hawkins ranch.
-I have recently turned up a letter in my old files from Rev. [Reverend] H.E. Hewett of t Oiler Ranch in which he speaks about my suggestion to him that the extra Valley Oak seedlings along the Jewett lane be planted by the fence at intervals to save them and help reproduce the ancient beauty of the countryside. See Omissions File, Jepson Correspondence.
-cf. a reference to the Valley Oak, vol. 9, p. 161, of Men and Manners.
-Guy Earl, former regent of the University told me, Dec. 1934, that fossil redwood had been brought up wells bored by him in the Suisun.
-cont. bottom p. 134.
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