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[[blank page]] [[end page]] [[start page]] 1891. Auburn, Cal. [[underlined]] Oct. 23 [[/underlined]] Caught 2 Sorex and one long tailed Hesperomys. Reset the traps for Hesperomys boylii, Found a Dipodops track in road but could not find where it came from or went to. [[underlined]] Oct. 24 [[/underlined]] Caught 6 Hesperomes along south side of Middle Fork American River just above the junction but do not think it is the one wanted - H. boylii. Shot a cottontail and a Spermophile. Walked 6 miles & took up my traps and got back at 9:30. Made up 7 skins, packed my trunk and left Auburn at 1 P.M. Came back to Rocklin, 22 miles from Sacramento and at 2 P.M. was out hunting Jack Rabbits. Killed 2 Jacks and tramped till dark trying to find places where Dipodomys lives. Found some holes of probably Mus musculus & set 20 traps. The altitude of Rocklin is 260 feet. It is at the edge of the plains of the Sacramento Valley. The country is gently rolling. A mile to the west the treeless plains stretch away. All around Rocklin & to the east is scattered timber, Pinus sabiniana & Quercus douglasii and a few Q. wislizenia. The soil is mostly clay & is hard. Lava covers part of the country. Granite crops out & is extensively quarried at Rocklin.
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