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Henry Lind Lassen Trail Scrapbook
MSS 333  
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Description
The scrapbook created by Lind of the journey he took by automobile of the Lassen Trail across the Sierras June 1941.
Background
As a self-described "amateur historian", Henry Lind gathered up his gear and car in 1941 with an idea. He wanted to retrace some steps of the old Lassen Trail he had thoroughly studied during the time he was a part time summer worker and volunteer at Lassen National Park. Henry lived in the California "Bay area" in Santa Clara County but his heart and imagination rested upon the "Trail" Peter Lassen tried to "forge". In a series of letters to Ruby Swartzlow, the author of Lassen's definitive biography, Lassen: His Life and Legacy (1964), Lind commented on the "Trail" and Swartzlow's earlier article in the California Historian (it's present name) "Peter Lassen, northern California's Trail-Blazer" (1940). Lind assisted Swartzlow with map construction for the biography and she used several of his photographs to assist in the graphic presentation of the trail.
Extent
1 Box, 0.75 Linear Feet
Restrictions
The library can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claimants of literary property.
Availability
Collection is open for research without restriction.