Fairchild Tropical Garden Expedition aboard the Cheng Ho 1939-1940
NOVEMBER 1939
 
 
 
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NOV 1939
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On train at Barstow, California

Written by Edward Beckwith on Sunday, November 19, 1939

Waiting to start for San Francisco at 8:15 AM.

Had good night. Felt better getting down to low altitude again. Only few hundred feet here while highest was 6900 ft.

Had breakfast in lunch room. Weather clear and perfect cool temperature.

Remarkable railway over 4000 ft pass & then through tunnels and curves to sea level. Long day through somewhat interesting oil fields & orange grove country – mostly very arid in spite of irrigation. Arrived at 8:30 taking taxi to St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco. Baggage handled in rapid slap dash manner but quiet old fashioned hotel was very restful after long train trip.

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