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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 Excerpt: ...as the man whose eloquence saved their state to the Union during the Civil War, had designs upon Shasta soon after he went to the Pacific coast. In January, 1861, he wrote to his friend, President Ballou of Tufts College: "Last week I went to Marysville. From the church tower I saw the Sierra in saintly whiteness along a horizon of two hundred miles. They were a hundred miles away but seemed not over thirty, and far on the north two hundred and thirty miles air-line, the pyramid of mighty Shasta peeped over the dim plain--a knob of steady flaming gold. Do come out here and go with me to see it and Oregon. We'll go to the summit of Shasta and laugh at Mont Blanc. I mean to." In the meantime, probably about 1854, Joaquin Miller appeared on the scene. In the story of his life--"My Own Story" is the title of the book--he says: "I ran away from school in Oregon at the age of thirteen to the gold mines of California. It was late in the fall--I was alone, a frail, The account of Diehl's climb, with a reference to Prince's ascent, will be found in "Scenes of Wonder and Curiosity in California: a Tourist's Guide to the Yosemite Valley." By J. M. Hutchings. New York and San Francisco, A. Roman &l Co. 1870. There is a small engraving of Shasta. sensitive, girl-looking boy, almost destitute. As I descended the stupendous and steep mountain that fronted the matchless and magnificent glory of Mt. Shasta, I fell in with an old mountaineer, by the name of Mountain Joe, one of Fremont's former guides, who was on his way to the Rio Grande to get a band of Mexican horses." Miller accompanied him, after being wounded in an Indian fight at Castle Rocks, and spent the winter in Arizona and Mexico. Upon his return the following year, he...
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