Lec 19 - 4/13/06 The Mountainous Rim Timber, Water,...

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4/13/06 The Mountainous Rim Lecture 19 o Other Minerals Mountain Mines Iron, Copper o Iron Mountain, west of Shasta Laced with asbestos and heavy metals, very toxic Molybdenum, Titanium, Zinc, Lead Desert Deposit Borax, Phosphate (alkali salts) Second gold/silver boom c1900 o Redwood Big industry in California Redwood on the coast Pine in the inland Couple of billion dollar industry First big redwood cutting in the Bay Area Big Basin, Santa Cruz mountain redwoods Milled in Redwood City Everything was made out of wood 95% of the redwood was cut The big oil derricks in Los Angles was all wood at the time Do it along the coast and ship it down on a redwood schooner Redwoods don’t spread inward until highway 101 was built in 1910 o Trees were trucked out o Scotia, Pacific Lumber Town, Family owned corporation Right on the Eel River Caterpillar tractors and chainsaws sped up deforestation Dreaded the mountains of it’s tree resulting in erosion o Pine Ponderosa Pine, Sugar Pine, White and Red fir Tahoe after the mining era Most of it was cut over once
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Lec 19 - 4/13/06 The Mountainous Rim Timber, Water,...

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