Calaveras County; Illustrated and Described Showing Its Advantages for Homes

Calaveras County; Illustrated and Described Showing Its Advantages for Homes

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...Stockton, and Snn Francisco. Their market value need not be dwelt on here. They can always have a ready sale at good figures. Thus it will be seen at a glance that this county affords an additional source of business activity in its luxuriant growth of pine, spruce, fir, and cedar. The timbered belt for grandeur, extent, diversity, and magnificent proportions, has no parallel in the entire timber belt of the western slope of the Sierras. Such is the opinion of all who have visited and traveled through this wonderfully profuse bounty of nature. This entire belt, during the summer and early fall months, is occupied by the pastoral population. The San Joaquin and Sierra Nevada Railroad, now being rapidly constructed, has for one of its objects the reaching of this timber. The hill slopes and plateaus are covered with forests of oak and pine and shrub growth. White oak prevails among this species and grows to a good size. It is cut in large quantities for four-foot wood and is of conland portions of land which are valuable chiefly for this wood, are robbed of their ( ? wealth by some squatter, who takes up a homestead or pre-emption claim for this purpose, and then leaves it valueless to those who might have improved it properly. The blue or nut pine prevails in the southern and western parts of the country, but is not a valuable timber. The shrub growth is composed of chaparral, manzanita, poison oak, buckeye, and other varieties. They form a protection for stock in the winter storms and summer heats, and are used largely for fencing purposes by the ranchers. Some of the ridges are covered with a dense growth of chemissal Adnwsloma), a dark evergreen shrub which is of little value but of very beautiful appearance, especially when viewed from a...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236616634
  • 9781236616630