July 17, 2014
Document Collection, ID: DA2013-002.04
Title: Examination on the Rules, Maintenance of Way, and Structures
Creator: Southern Pacific Transportation Company
other_numbers: CS-2186-K [REV 6/1/90]
found_Location: Crew Shack, Amedee Rd, Wendell, California [Coordinates 40.3480650081, -120.23230433]
Rights_of_Way: Southern Pacific (Modoc); Union Pacific
Trackage: None (scrap of various states)
Travel: by four and four; by site (sight) and inquiries of recognition; biomass intrusion; by deep red ballast on the old old way; by coterminous dust; by ignition danger; by trespassing the hot white sun

Document Collection, ID: DA2013-002.04

Title: Examination on the Rules, Maintenance of Way, and Structures

Creator: Southern Pacific Transportation Company

other_numbers: CS-2186-K [REV 6/1/90]

found_Location: Crew Shack, Amedee Rd, Wendell, California [Coordinates 40.3480650081, -120.23230433]

Rights_of_Way: Southern Pacific (Modoc); Union Pacific

Trackage: None (scrap of various states)

Travel: by four and four; by site (sight) and inquiries of recognition; biomass intrusion; by deep red ballast on the old old way; by coterminous dust; by ignition danger; by trespassing the hot white sun

July 16, 2014
Book Collection, ID: B2014-017
Title: Native Trees of the San Francisco Bay Region
Author(s): Metcalf, Woodbridge
Illustrator(s): Pomeroy, Fred; Pomeroy, Mary B.; Murman, Eugene
Price: $1.50 (not fulfilled)
Branch_Terminology: Vascular Bundle Scar; Lenticel; Leaf Scar; Terminal Bud Scale Scar; Node; Internode; Lateral Bud; Terminal Bud
Tree_Terminology: Root; Trunk or Bole; Head or Crown; Branch; Spray
"One of the largest and most stately timber trees of the world, the Sugar Pine occasionally reaches a diameter of 10 ft. and a height of 250 ft. The long, horizontal branches with pendent, pitch-encrusted cones at their tips make the mighty trees veritable "towers of jewels" in the sun."

Book Collection, ID: B2014-017

Title: Native Trees of the San Francisco Bay Region

Author(s): Metcalf, Woodbridge

Illustrator(s): Pomeroy, Fred; Pomeroy, Mary B.; Murman, Eugene

Price: $1.50 (not fulfilled)

Branch_Terminology: Vascular Bundle Scar; Lenticel; Leaf Scar; Terminal Bud Scale Scar; Node; Internode; Lateral Bud; Terminal Bud

Tree_Terminology: Root; Trunk or Bole; Head or Crown; Branch; Spray

"One of the largest and most stately timber trees of the world, the Sugar Pine occasionally reaches a diameter of 10 ft. and a height of 250 ft. The long, horizontal branches with pendent, pitch-encrusted cones at their tips make the mighty trees veritable "towers of jewels" in the sun."

July 14, 2014
Book Collection, ID: B2014-018
Title: South Dakota, A guide to the State
Series_note: American Guide Series (Illustrated)
Series_note: Federal Writers’ Project of the Works Progress Administration
Author(s): Reese, M. Lisle
other_numbers: 5234043; 5.00; 52-7601; 917.83 F29s2 cop4; 3 1148 00087 5062
Following_localities: Mdewakanton–(Mday-wah-kan-ton) “Mystery Lake Village”; Wahpekute–(Wah-pay-koo-tay) “Shooters among the leaves (of deciduous trees)”; Wahpeton–(Way-pay-ton) “Village among the leaves (of deciduous trees)”; Sisiton–(See-see-ton) “Marsh Village”; Yankton–(Ee-angk-ton) “End Village”; Yaktonais–(Ee-angk-ton-aye) “Little-end Village”; Teton–(Tee-ton) “Dwellers on the Prairie”; Sicangu–(Si-chang-hu) “Burned Thighs” (also called Brule); Itazipco–(Ee-tah-zip-cho) “Without a bow” (also called Sansarc); Sihasapa–(See-hah-sah-pah) “Black Feet”; Miniconjou–(Miniikanyedan wojupi) (Mnee-ko-jou) “Those who plant beside the stream”; Oohenonpa–(O-o-hay-non-pah) “Two boilings,” called “Two Kettles”; Oglala–(O-glah-la) “To scatter one’s own”; Hunkpapa–(Hung-kpah-pah) “End of the circle”
"Throughout South Dakota, a stranger will notice in the cities and along the highways a human familiarity like that of a small village. On the streets the resident speaks to nearly everyone, and calls by their first names half of those he meets."

Book Collection, ID: B2014-018

Title: South Dakota, A guide to the State

Series_note: American Guide Series (Illustrated)

Series_note: Federal Writers’ Project of the Works Progress Administration

Author(s): Reese, M. Lisle

other_numbers: 5234043; 5.00; 52-7601; 917.83 F29s2 cop4; 3 1148 00087 5062

Following_localities: Mdewakanton–(Mday-wah-kan-ton) “Mystery Lake Village”; Wahpekute–(Wah-pay-koo-tay) “Shooters among the leaves (of deciduous trees)”; Wahpeton–(Way-pay-ton) “Village among the leaves (of deciduous trees)”; Sisiton–(See-see-ton) “Marsh Village”; Yankton–(Ee-angk-ton) “End Village”; Yaktonais–(Ee-angk-ton-aye) “Little-end Village”; Teton–(Tee-ton) “Dwellers on the Prairie”; Sicangu–(Si-chang-hu) “Burned Thighs” (also called Brule); Itazipco–(Ee-tah-zip-cho) “Without a bow” (also called Sansarc); Sihasapa–(See-hah-sah-pah) “Black Feet”; Miniconjou–(Miniikanyedan wojupi) (Mnee-ko-jou) “Those who plant beside the stream”; Oohenonpa–(O-o-hay-non-pah) “Two boilings,” called “Two Kettles”; Oglala–(O-glah-la) “To scatter one’s own”; Hunkpapa–(Hung-kpah-pah) “End of the circle”

"Throughout South Dakota, a stranger will notice in the cities and along the highways a human familiarity like that of a small village. On the streets the resident speaks to nearly everyone, and calls by their first names half of those he meets."

June 30, 2014
Book Collection, ID: B2014-021
Title: The Nevada Desert
Author: Wheeler, Sessions S. [not from old catalog]
Dates: 1971
Publisher: The Caxton Printers, Ltd
Deserts: The Desert; The Dreaded Forty-Mile Desert; The Black Rock Desert–Indian Stronghold; The Mohave Desert
"Where lakes had sparkled for endless miles, only sand and baked mud flats remained. The great southern meadows were gone and with them the large mammals they had sustained. Clouds of white dust swept upward from alkali-coated playas as winds built dunes of shifting sand; and under the glare of the summer sun, distance had no ending. And so, to the first white men who ventured there, the uncharted land seemed barren and forbidding–and they named it desert"

Book Collection, ID: B2014-021

Title: The Nevada Desert

Author: Wheeler, Sessions S. [not from old catalog]

Dates: 1971

Publisher: The Caxton Printers, Ltd

Deserts: The Desert; The Dreaded Forty-Mile Desert; The Black Rock Desert–Indian Stronghold; The Mohave Desert

"Where lakes had sparkled for endless miles, only sand and baked mud flats remained. The great southern meadows were gone and with them the large mammals they had sustained. Clouds of white dust swept upward from alkali-coated playas as winds built dunes of shifting sand; and under the glare of the summer sun, distance had no ending. And so, to the first white men who ventured there, the uncharted land seemed barren and forbidding–and they named it desert"

June 25, 2014
Book Collection, ID: B2014-016
Title: The Giant Sequoia of the Sierra Nevada
Author(s): Hartesveldt, Richard J.; Harvey, H. Thomas; Shellhammer, Howard S.; Stecker, Ronald E.
Dates: 1975
Agencies: U. S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Contract_No.: 14-10-9-900-254
Family_Taxodiaceae: Tasmanian-cedar; Japanese-cedar; Chinese-fir; Chinese deciduous-cypress; Dawn Redwood; Japanese umbrella-pine; Coast Redwood; Giant Sequoia; Taiwania; Bald-cypress
"The origins of most living organisms are lost in antiquity, lost in strata of ancient rocks buried in deep and inaccessible places; obscure and small beginnings therefore have escaped discovery.

Book Collection, ID: B2014-016

Title: The Giant Sequoia of the Sierra Nevada

Author(s): Hartesveldt, Richard J.; Harvey, H. Thomas; Shellhammer, Howard S.; Stecker, Ronald E.

Dates: 1975

Agencies: U. S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service

Contract_No.: 14-10-9-900-254

Family_Taxodiaceae: Tasmanian-cedar; Japanese-cedar; Chinese-fir; Chinese deciduous-cypress; Dawn Redwood; Japanese umbrella-pine; Coast Redwood; Giant Sequoia; Taiwania; Bald-cypress

"The origins of most living organisms are lost in antiquity, lost in strata of ancient rocks buried in deep and inaccessible places; obscure and small beginnings therefore have escaped discovery.

June 24, 2014
California Place Collection, ID: CP2014-013.01
Title: Monolith
alt_Title: Manolith (transcription error possible)
Creator: Location-Resource Dynamics (Industrial)
Materials: Aggregate; Cement; Transitional Landscapes; Wind
Location : Tehachapi
Coordinates: 35.1217865384648, -118.37036848068237
Privileges: Checked (racism present)
Chr: midnight in the valley of rails; midnight in the wind; midnight at the summit of long whistles; midnight above the basin of blowing dust; midnight of the little death

California Place Collection, ID: CP2014-013.01

Title: Monolith

alt_Title: Manolith (transcription error possible)

Creator: Location-Resource Dynamics (Industrial)

Materials: Aggregate; Cement; Transitional Landscapes; Wind

Location : Tehachapi

Coordinates: 35.1217865384648, -118.37036848068237

Privileges: Checked (racism present)

Chr: midnight in the valley of rails; midnight in the wind; midnight at the summit of long whistles; midnight above the basin of blowing dust; midnight of the little death

June 23, 2014
Book Collection, ID: LB2014-012
Title: The Story of West Coast Lumber
Author: West Coast Lumbermen’s Association (1410 S.W. Morrison Street – Portland 5, Oregon)
Dates: Undated
the_Douglas_Fir_Region: <-Western Washington; <-Western Oregon; <-Northern California
Strange_trade-names_the_loggers_have: fallers; buckers; high climbers; rigging slingers; choker setters; donkey engineers; hooktenders; whistle punks (!)
"The story of thousands of products lies in the ring of a faller’s ax, in the clamor of a logging tractor, in the deep-throated song and the high-pitched song of a mill’s saws. These are the hearty, well-known sounds of the West Coast lumber industry."

Book Collection, ID: LB2014-012

Title: The Story of West Coast Lumber

Author: West Coast Lumbermen’s Association (1410 S.W. Morrison Street – Portland 5, Oregon)

Dates: Undated

the_Douglas_Fir_Region: <-Western Washington; <-Western Oregon; <-Northern California

Strange_trade-names_the_loggers_have: fallers; buckers; high climbers; rigging slingers; choker setters; donkey engineers; hooktenders; whistle punks (!)

"The story of thousands of products lies in the ring of a faller’s ax, in the clamor of a logging tractor, in the deep-throated song and the high-pitched song of a mill’s saws. These are the hearty, well-known sounds of the West Coast lumber industry."

June 19, 2014
yourpickupstory:

I never intended to own a pickup until my grandfather gave me his. With his eyesight too poor to drive he decided the truck should go. And so I received a Toyota T100 pickup (off-road edition) with a clip-on altimeter marked for the altitudes of home and work, and one crushed side panel where he slid into a snowbank one winter driving home from his job as the Dentist in Yosemite National Park. In the glove box was a Kelly Blue Book printout with the condition “Perfect” circled in blue pen.
When he died a year later, some strange foresight brought him to give me the words that he did not know would be his last—“Keep adventuring.” And so with this mandate for adventure I drove—long distances and down dirt roads and toward every unknown thing I could find on the horizon or the map. Each destination a new kind of ritual, I offer Tempiute and the Dark Canyon Rd and Paradox and Henness Pass and the creek forded at Bullfrog as the library grows.
And I note the altitude of each, and how far from home. 
-Submitted by Charlie Macquarie in Carson City, Nevada.
Charlie maintains the Arid States Adventure Library.
Thank you, Charlie!

A short history of the truck that makes it all possible. Thanks for publishing guys!

yourpickupstory:

I never intended to own a pickup until my grandfather gave me his. With his eyesight too poor to drive he decided the truck should go. And so I received a Toyota T100 pickup (off-road edition) with a clip-on altimeter marked for the altitudes of home and work, and one crushed side panel where he slid into a snowbank one winter driving home from his job as the Dentist in Yosemite National Park. In the glove box was a Kelly Blue Book printout with the condition “Perfect” circled in blue pen.

When he died a year later, some strange foresight brought him to give me the words that he did not know would be his last—“Keep adventuring.” And so with this mandate for adventure I drove—long distances and down dirt roads and toward every unknown thing I could find on the horizon or the map. Each destination a new kind of ritual, I offer Tempiute and the Dark Canyon Rd and Paradox and Henness Pass and the creek forded at Bullfrog as the library grows.

And I note the altitude of each, and how far from home. 

-Submitted by Charlie Macquarie in Carson City, Nevada.

Charlie maintains the Arid States Adventure Library.

Thank you, Charlie!

A short history of the truck that makes it all possible. Thanks for publishing guys!

June 18, 2014
Book Collection, ID: B2014-024
Title: Investigation of Failure, Baldwin Hill Reservoir
Author(s): various
Agency(s): State of California Department of Water Resources
Date(s): 1964
Timeframe: 7:45 am; 8:00 am; 9:00 am; 9:30 am; 10:45 am; 11:15 am; 11:35 am; 12:05&#160;pm; 12:15&#160;pm; 12:20&#160;pm; 12:45&#160;pm; 1:00&#160;pm; 1:15&#160;pm; 1:30&#160;pm; 1:45&#160;pm; 2:00&#160;pm; 2:20&#160;pm; 2:30&#160;pm; 2:45&#160;pm; 3:00 - 3:15&#160;pm; 3:30&#160;pm; 3:38&#160;pm (failure complete)
"Aware of the inherent deficiencies of the formation at the site, the designers and builders of the reservoir attempted to assemble an integral structure which would meet all the requirements for stability. Their work was a success as long as the reservoir and its foundation remained together and functioned as a unit. But powerful and inexorable forces were acting to disrupt this harmony."
"Sitting on the flank of the sensitive Newport-Inglewood fault system with its associated tectonic restlessness, at the rim of a rapidly depressing subsidence basin, on a foundation adversely influenced by water, this reservoir was called upon to do more than it was able to do."

Book Collection, ID: B2014-024

Title: Investigation of Failure, Baldwin Hill Reservoir

Author(s): various

Agency(s): State of California Department of Water Resources

Date(s): 1964

Timeframe: 7:45 am; 8:00 am; 9:00 am; 9:30 am; 10:45 am; 11:15 am; 11:35 am; 12:05 pm; 12:15 pm; 12:20 pm; 12:45 pm; 1:00 pm; 1:15 pm; 1:30 pm; 1:45 pm; 2:00 pm; 2:20 pm; 2:30 pm; 2:45 pm; 3:00 - 3:15 pm; 3:30 pm; 3:38 pm (failure complete)

"Aware of the inherent deficiencies of the formation at the site, the designers and builders of the reservoir attempted to assemble an integral structure which would meet all the requirements for stability. Their work was a success as long as the reservoir and its foundation remained together and functioned as a unit. But powerful and inexorable forces were acting to disrupt this harmony."

"Sitting on the flank of the sensitive Newport-Inglewood fault system with its associated tectonic restlessness, at the rim of a rapidly depressing subsidence basin, on a foundation adversely influenced by water, this reservoir was called upon to do more than it was able to do."

June 17, 2014
California Place Collection, ID: CP2014-012.01
Title: Transmission Lines from Co. Rd. 30
Creator: PG&amp;E (35Z|b: &#8220;Conjectured&#8221;)
Coordinates: 38.57494405038935, -121.65641784667969
Coordinate_status: Not Useful
County: Yolo (no relation)
Call_Letters: KSFM-FM (Woodland)
presence_descriptor: cadillac plus four in field (shotgun and shotgun glance); fraternities and bands and stuff (&#8220;hey man, are you waiting for the rocks?&#8221;); farm house, not abandoned; roadie (Colnago); two in the distance

California Place Collection, ID: CP2014-012.01

Title: Transmission Lines from Co. Rd. 30

Creator: PG&E (35Z|b: “Conjectured”)

Coordinates: 38.57494405038935, -121.65641784667969

Coordinate_status: Not Useful

County: Yolo (no relation)

Call_Letters: KSFM-FM (Woodland)

presence_descriptor: cadillac plus four in field (shotgun and shotgun glance); fraternities and bands and stuff (“hey man, are you waiting for the rocks?”); farm house, not abandoned; roadie (Colnago); two in the distance

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