Place names of the Sierra Nevada from Abbot to Zumwalt by Browning, Peter

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Published by Wilderness Press in Berkeley .

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  • Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.)


  • Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.) -- Gazetteers.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-253).

Book details

StatementPeter Browning.
LC ClassificationsF868.S5 B76 1991
The Physical Object
Pagination256 p., [8] p. of plates :
Number of Pages256
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1864132M
ISBN 100899971199
LC Control Number90022008

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Inthe Sierra historian Francis Farquhar wrote Place Names of the High Sierra. Published by the Sierra Club, it quickly became a standard reference book. Since then, more than half the names on the present topographic maps of the Sierra have been created, but Farquhar died before he was able to complete his planned by: 1.

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Francis Peloubet Farquhar ( - ), Place Names of the High Sierra (San Francisco: Sierra Club, ) LCCN x+ pages. 25 cm. Library of Congress call number FS5 S47b no. Originally published in the Sierra Club Bulletin for, and Revised and enlarged for publication in book form.

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OCLC Number: Notes: Inscribed, "To Howard H. Hays with the regards of Francis P. Farquhar, June ". "Presented in three installments in the Sierra Club Bulletins of, and ".

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I remember hearing the old miners speak of Kaiser Gulch (a placer district) way back inthe year of the big flood; but I know nothing as to the name.

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