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California History (2014) 91 (2): 20–39.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Cyler Conrad; Allen Pastron Spotting a sea turtle or Galapagos tortoise on the early wharfs and streets of San Francisco or Sacramento, California during the Gold Rush (1848-1855) would not have been a rare event. Massive population influx into the San Francisco Bay region during this time resulted...
California History (2017) 94 (3): 62–65.
Published: 01 November 2017
... the early years of the Gold Rush there was simply not enough local food to sustain their massive population.1 Galápagos tortoises (Chelonoidis sp sea turtles (Cheloniidae), turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo), and Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) are only a few documented examples of the broad array of species...
California History (1947) 26 (3): 217–232.
Published: 01 September 1947
... Professor Darwin's visit: I was at that time a youth on an American whaler, and we remained among the Galapagos Islands several months and saw much to interest us, but were not very successful in our cruise. I was very much interested in the seals, iguanas, birds and tortoises, about a hundred of which we...