Henry Lind Lassen Trail Scrapbook

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California State University, Chico
California State University, Chico, Special Collections Meriam Library
400 West First Street
Chico, California 95929-0295
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Henry Lind Lassen Trail Scrapbook
Dates: 1932, 1941, 1948, bulk June 1941
Collection Number: MSS 333
Creator/Collector: Lind, Henry
Extent: 1 Box, 0.75 Linear Feet
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Repository: California State University, Chico
Chico, California 95929-0295
Abstract: The scrapbook created by Lind of the journey he took by automobile of the Lassen Trail across the Sierras June 1941.
Language of Material: English


Collection is open for research without restriction.

Publication Rights

The library can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claimants of literary property.

Preferred Citation

Henry Lind Lassen Trail Scrapbook. California State University, Chico

Acquisition Information

Joan McDougal, September 13, 1996

Biography/Administrative History

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.

Scope and Content of Collection

The scrapbook created by Lind of the journey he took by automobile of the Lassen Trail across the Sierras June 1941. It includes 55 photographs with typed captions. Attached is a map with location points of photos.

Indexing Terms

Overland journeys to the Pacific.
Lassen Trail (Calif.)
West (U.S.) -- Description and travel.

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