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November 14, 1861: Suscol

November 14, 2011

Camp 63

[Today] we had some rain, but not much, and we made a long march, stopping at Suscol once more. We had landed on the shores of California just a year ago this day and had intended to celebrate it, but our only celebration was sundry glasses of lager and punch in the evening, which was dark and rainy. It rained most of the night…

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Andrew permalink
    November 19, 2011 5:38 pm

    Suscol… a place I had never heard of, until now.And a quick search on the term reveals a trove of Napa Valley native history. Thanks.

  2. William H. Brewer permalink*
    November 20, 2011 6:46 am

    Nor had I. A lot of Brewer’s place names are like that–some obscure name I’ve never heard of, that turns out to have a fascinating history. (Up and Down California is where I first heard of New Idria, for example.)

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