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August 28, 1861: Alum Rock Park

August 28, 2011

Alum Rock Park trip

Alum Rock Park; by Elaine with Grey Cats, on Flickr

Camp 48

[This] afternoon we took dinner with Mr. Hamilton, then rode to some sulphur springs and rocks that produce alum1, about eight or nine miles east of town, returned and took tea with him. We had a pleasant time.

1Presumably present-day Alum Rock Park, although the “alum” there is actually thenardite.

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