1863-1864 Winter: Drought

1863 – Little rain – cattle starved.

Source: Isaac Mylar, p. 140; "scarcely a drop of rain in the winter of 63-64"

"Plains of the San Joaquin were strewn with horse, cattle and sheep carcasses. Quarter of the state's livestock perished.

Source: One Man Show: Henry Miller – Charles Sawyer – 2003 p. 28

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1861 – 1862: Winter Floods

October 1861-March 1862: Wettest winter; floods, mud: Isaac Mylar, San Juan Bautista. pp. 139-140.

Heavy rain in Central Valley: Dec. 1861 started; 50" in Central Valley. Valley under two feet of water along entire width:

One Man Show: Henry Miller – Charles Sawyer – 2003 p.28

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