William Healey Dall - Field Notes, Monterey to San Diego, California, 1892

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Did you know that there was an island off the coast of Los Angeles known as Isla del Muertos (Deadman's Island)--and that it disappeared? Luckily, not before naturalist William Healey Dall could explore it! The island, named after a bloody Mexican-American war battle, was the subject of countless pirate tall tales before it was dredged away in the 1920s. Explore Deadman's Island with Dall and his field book of California geological explorations. In addition to the Isla del Muertos, Dall surveyed the Salinas Valley, San Diego and La Jolla during his time as Honorary Curator of the US National Museum's Division of Mollusks. Set sail for adventure and help transcribe Dall's field notes!

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