November 20, 1863: Crescent City
November 20, 2013
I stopped [here] twelve days, making excursions in every direction and looking at various coal and copper mines, but we had much rain, and often I was not out at all. One of these excursions carried me through the redwoods in two other places; I wish it had been oftener….
I met an old friend, a Mr. Pomeroy…and spent some very pleasant evenings with him and his wife….
[This afternoon], unexpectedly, the steamship Oregon arrived from San Francisco, and suddenly the town was all astir.