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Granite Crags (1884) by Constance Gordon-Cumming


CONTENTS.


CHAPTER I.
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TAHITI TO SAN FRANCISCO—EASTER-DAY IN CALIFORNIA—A NEW CITY—RECLAIMED LAND—WILD LUPINES—SEA-OTTERS—THE LONE MOUNTAIN—PROGRESSIVE FUNERALS,

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CHAPTER II.

SPANISH NAMES—TRACES OF THE EARLY MISSION—SAN RAFAEL—THE COAST RANGE—REDWOOD FOREST—A CHAIN OF VOLCANOES—A PARADISE OF FLOWERS—POISON-OAK,

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CHAPTER III.

START FOR THE SIERRA NEVADA—THE GREAT SAN JOAQUIN AND SACRAMENTO VALLEYS—WHOLESALE FARMING-ORCHARDS—MERCED—HORNITOS—PAH-UTE INDIANS—MARIPOSA VALLEY—CLARKE’S RANCH,

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CHAPTER IV.

IN THE FOREST—SEQUOIA GIGANTEA—THE RED SNOW-FLOWER—YŌ-SEMITÉ VALLEY IN WINTER—A SNOW-SHOWER,

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CHAPTER V.

TO THE VALLEY—A WAYSIDE LUNCH—A GRANITE PRISON—GIANT CRAGS—BRIDAL VEIL FALL—LEAFLESS TREES—MAY-DAY—GRANITE ARCHES—MIRROR LAKE—GRANITE DOMES,

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CHAPTER VI.

THE GREAT YŌ-SEMITÉ FALLS—SEEN FROM BELOW, SIDEWAYS, AND FROM ABOVE—MOUNTAIN-TRAILS—OTHER YŌ-SEMITÉS—THE DOMES—GEORGE ANDERSON,

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CHAPTER VII.

A COTTAGE HOTEL—THE VILLAGE—YOUNG STUDENTS—THE CASCADES—DIGGER INDIAN CAMP—PRIMITIVE MAN—ACORN-FLOUR—EDIBLE PINES—INDIAN AGENCIES—THE MODOC WAR,

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CHAPTER VIII.

THE STRUGGLES OF THE RED MAN AND THE WHITE—ATTACKS ON THE RAILROAD BY INDIANS AND BY BRIGANDS,

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CHAPTER IX.

RIDE TO GLACIER POINT—VIEW OF THE MERCED AND LYELL GROUPS—A NEW REST-HOUSE—FROGS’ CHORUS—VERNAL AND NEVADA FALLS—A SECLUDED INN—CLOUD’S REST,

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CHAPTER X.

EASY LIFE IN THE VALLEY—INDIAN NAMES—MINERS’ NAMES—PLANTS AND FLOWERS—HURRIED TRAVELLERS—GOD SAVE THE QUEEN!—SUNDAY SERVICES,

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CHAPTER XI.

A GENERAL SKETCH OF THE MOUNTAIN-RANGES OF CALIFORNIA,

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CHAPTER XII.

HOME LETTERS—CALIFORNIAN POSTS TWENTY YEARS AGO—HAPPY DAYS IN THE VALLEY—THE NOBLE SAVAGE—CAMPERS—RATTLESNAKES—NATIONALPARKS,

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CHAPTER XIII.

THE FOURTH OF JULY—BALLS IN THE SIERRAS—A PARTY OF EXPLORERS—HETCH-HETCHY VALLEY—SUMMIT OF CLOUD’S REST—SUNSET—BLACKBERRIES,

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CHAPTER XIV.

HUMAN SHEEP—EXHIBITION—WATKINS’S PHOTOGRAPHS—FAREWELL TO YŌ-SEMITÉ—TUOLUMNE BIG TREE—PLACER-MINING—CHINESE CAMP—SONORA—PACTOLUS—HYDRAULIC MINING—A MINER’S CITY—FRUIT AND DUST,

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CHAPTER XV.

HOT GORGE OF THE STANISLAUS—A SLEEPY COACHMAN—MURPHY’S—A CHILL DRIVE—CALAVERAS—THE FOREST—BIG TREES—RATTLESNAKES—WOODPECKERS AND BLUE JAYS—MAGGOTS—SQUIRRELS—TARANTULAS,

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CHAPTER XVI.

THE FORESTS OF THE SIERRAS—PINUS LAMBERTIANA—ABIES WILLIAMSONII, ABIES DOUGLASII—PICEA AMABILIS, PICEA GRANDIS—PINUS MONTICOLA, PINUS PONDEROSA, PINUS CONTORTA, PINUS TUBERCULATA,

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CHAPTER XVII.

IN THE SOUTH GROVE—GIANT TREES—HAPPY HUNTING-GROUNDS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA—MURPHY’S—VIGILANCE COMMITTEES—BILL FOSDICK’S FAILING,

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CHAPTER XVIII.

A CALIFORNIAN HARVEST—GLENN’S FARM—LARGE VEGETABLES—SOUTHERN ORCHARDS—CALIFORNIAN OLIVES—BEET-ROOT SUGAR—GERANIUM HEDGES—LUXURIANT ROSES,

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CHAPTER XIX.

CHROMO-LITHOGRAPHY—CALIFORNIAN GRAPES, AND WINES—SOCIETY—A TOIL OF A PLEASURE—A HOME IN THE NEW WORLD,

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APPENDIX, 375


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