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July 27, 1863: Big Trees

July 27, 2013

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Fallen tree, Calaveras Big Trees State Park; by Tom Hilton, on Flickr


I was to start on a new trip [today], but Hoffmann was again taken sick—too sick to travel—which gave me much anxiety. I got supplies, then rode up to the Big Trees, fifteen miles, where Professor Whitney was stopping, to consult him. As I have before said, there is an excellent, quiet hotel at Big Trees, and Mrs. Whitney and child are boarding there this summer. The house was full, with a pleasant company.

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