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March 23, 1861: Santa Barbara

March 23, 2011

SB History Museum

Courtyard, Santa Barbara County Historical Society Museum; by Tom Hilton, on Flickr

Camp 19

[Professor Whitney] stayed until [this] morning early, then left again. We expected that he would remain with the party, but I think he was decidedly pleased with our work, and concluded to leave the party in my command in the Coast Range, while he looked up the coal regions of Mount Diablo and the gold regions farther north. We were very busy the four days he was here, packed up eleven boxes of fossils we had collected, and did much work, explored some, he going over the ground we had before visited.

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