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Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands   By: (1830-1901)

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[Transcriber's Notes: The following words are noted as having changed between the publication of this book and the year 2004: 'Nuuanu Valley', versus 'Nuanu'; 'lei', vs. 'le' for a flower garland; 'holoku' vs. 'holaku' for a Hawaiian black dress; 'Wailua', vs. 'Waialua'; 'Kealakekua Bay' vs. 'Kealakeakua'; 'Kahului' vs. 'Kaului'; 'kuleana' vs. 'kuliana' for a small land holding; 'kulolo' vs. 'kuulaau' for a taro pudding; 'piele' vs. 'paalolo' for a sweet potato and coconut pudding; 'Koa' trees vs. 'Ko'; 'Sausalito' vs. 'Soucelito'; 'Klickitat', vs. 'Klikatat'; and 'Mount Rainier' vs. 'Mount Regnier'.

Also, in chapter 1, the author mis stated information on taro fields; it should say that a square forty feet on each side will support a person for a year; this is equivalent to a square mile feeding 15,000.

An explanation of footnotes in the Appendix: The book has both footnotes at the bottom of each page, to which I assigned letters, and four pages of notes at the end of the Appendix. The latter includes comments by the translator in brackets, therefore these notes, which use numbers, will not be enclosed in the normal [Footnote: ] brackets to avoid any confusion. The lettered footnotes follow the numbered notes at the end.]

[Illustration: THE HAWAIIAN ARCHIPELAGO.]

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA,

OREGON,

AND THE

SANDWICH ISLANDS.

BY CHARLES NORDHOFF,

AUTHOR OF

"CALIFORNIA: FOR HEALTH, PLEASURE, AND RESIDENCE," &c., &c.

NEW YORK:

HARPER & BROTHERS, PUBLISHERS,

FRANKLIN SQUARE.

1875.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1874, by

HARPER & BROTHERS,

In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.

TO MY FRIENDS,

MR. AND MRS. HENRY A. DIKE,

OF BROOKLYN, N.Y.

PREFACE.

The favor with which my previous volume on California was received by the public induced me to prepare the present volume, which concerns itself, as the title sufficiently shows, with the northern parts of California, Oregon (including a journey through Washington Territory to Victoria, in Vancouver's Island), and the Sandwich Islands.

I have endeavored, as before, to give plain and circumstantial details, such as would interest and be of use to travelers for pleasure or information, and enable the reader to judge of the climate, scenery, and natural resources of the regions I visited; to give, in short, such information as I myself would like to have had in my possession before I made the journey.

Since this book went to press, Lunalilo, the King of the Sandwich Islands, has died of rapid consumption; and his successor is the Hon. David Kalakaua, a native chief, who has been prominent in the political affairs of the Islands, and was the rival of the late king after the death of Kamehameha V. Colonel Kalakaua is a man of education, of better physical stamina than the late king, of good habits, vigorous will, and a strong determination to maintain the independence of the Islands, in which he is supported by the people, who are of like mind with him on this point. His portrait is given on the next leaf.

[Illustration: KING KALAKAUA.]

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I.

HONOLULU AND THE ISLAND OF OAHU

CHAPTER II.

HILO, WITH SOME VOLCANOES

CHAPTER III.

MAUI, AND THE SUGAR CULTURE

CHAPTER IV.

KAUAI, WITH A GLANCE AT CATTLE AND SHEEP

CHAPTER V.

THE HAWAIIAN AT HOME: MANNERS AND CUSTOMS

CHAPTER VI.

COMMERCIAL AND POLITICAL

CHAPTER VII.

THE LEPER ASYLUM ON MOLOKAI

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA:

ITS AGRICULTURAL VALLEYS, DAIRIES, FORESTS, FRUIT FARMS, ETC.

CHAPTER I.

THE SACRAMENTO VALLEY: A GENERAL VIEW, WITH HINTS TO TOURISTS AND SPORTSMEN

CHAPTER II.

WINE AND RAISINS PROFITS OF DRYING FRUITS

CHAPTER III.

THE TULE LANDS AND LAND DRAINAGE

CHAPTER IV.

SHEEP GRAZING IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

CHAPTER V.

THE CHINESE AS LABORERS AND PRODUCERS

CHAPTER VI.

THE MENDOCINO COAST AND CLEAR LAKE GENERAL VIEW

CHAPTER VII.

AN INDIAN RESERVATION

CHAPTER VIII.

THE REDWOODS AND THE SAW MILL COUNTRY OF MENDOCINO

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