So far, I’ve come across two sources that mentioned using the new state highways (circa 1910-20) as covenient roads for cattle drives. I think it’s an interesting overlapping period. I guess up into the 1920s cattle still needed to be driven to slaughter houses or railroad termini.… Read the rest
Apparently, wild mustard made an impression in late-1800s Southern California . . .
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The wild mustard in Southern California is like that spoken of in the New Testament, in the branches of which the birds of the air may rest.
One of the books I picked up on the bookstore tour was Cattle on the Conejo, by J.H. Russell. It is a collection of reminiscences by a rancher who had been on the property since his birth in 1883.… Read the rest