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--Camped last night at Cahto School, having returned from a trip to Jackson Valley, 10 mi from Cahto. This morning came to Laytonville, lower end of Long Valley and bought some bread and meat at the hotel. The woman who served us was of the kind described as "the finest stock of frontierswoman"
She was tall and big, well proportioned, but strong like a Greek woman. Fair. Features regular and good, not perfect enough to say Grecian yet doubtless as good as many Greek woman. Her hair was gray but her face was not aged. A S.F. meat cutter would have said that she did not know how to cut meat, yet she did cut steaks for us and she knew that she could. The confident
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