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January 8, 1861: Mouth of San Gabriel Canyon

January 8, 2011

San Gabriel River

San Gabriel River in 2005, after record rains; by Mandrill in Grey, on Flickr

Camp 6

Rain has stopped—the San Gabriel River is impassable, so we can neither get to town for supplies, nor visit up the canyon, nor move camp toward Temescal. The stream is high and swift. An empty stage was carried off night before last, and a man was drowned about a mile from our camp yesterday while attempting to swim the river. We shall get letters when we can get to Los Angeles again. It is a fine evening.

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