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Discoveries in California.

--A San Francisco paper describes some of the natural wonders of the "Cose Silver Region," of which so much has been said of late. A group of mammoth trees in Eastern Tulare is represented to eclipse the famous ones of Calaveras. The writer says:

‘ "As we ascended the first range, we began to strike a heavily timbered country, mostly yellow pine interspersed with white oak. After reaching the summit of the first range, we bore gradually to the right, and traveling in an easterly direction, we entered a forest of red wood timber that astonished the natives themselves. Calaveras, with her large trees, is nowhere. People from every section of our State, (Visalia not excepted,) are traveling hundreds of miles to visit the large trees of Calaveras, which, if my memory serves me, are few in number, and the largest measuring but 32 feet in diameter. Tulare beats that to my knowledge, for after traveling amongst these monsters for several miles, hesitating and arguing with my companions about which was the largest, I alighted from my horse and measured one that was a little over thirty-three feet in diameter, and supposed to be at least three hundred feet high; so that the good people of Calaveras can stand aside, or if it is their pleasure, they can visit the Red woods of Eastern Tulare, and view with wonder and amazement the 'crowned monarchs of the forest.'" ’

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