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PACIFIC HISTORY STORIES NATURE STORIES OF THE NORTHWEST

FOR

BY HARR WAGNER
FOURTH AND FIFTH GRADES

CONTENTS-The Story of How
Balboa Discovered the Pacific.
The Story of the Missions. The
First Ship to Enter the Golden
Gate. The Discovery of the Rocky
Mountains. The Story of the
Donner Party. The Bear Flag
Republic The Discovery of Gold.
The Golden Gate. The Story of
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who named California. Magellan, or the First Voyage Around the World. Cabrillo. The Story of Drake. The American Flag in California,

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VOL. IV
TALES OF DISCOVERY on the PACIFIC SLOPE

BY MARGARET GRAHAM HOOD

VOL. II
PACIFIC NATURE STORIES
BY HARR WACNER AND DAVID S. JORDAN AND OTHERS

FOR FOURTH AND FIFTH GRADES
CONTENTS—To the Colorado Desert. How to Study
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SAN FRANCISCO, DECEMBER, 1898.

NUMBER 12 ESTABLISHED 1852

CHRISTMAS JOTTINGS.

Publisher's Notice.

The sweetest Christmas music is the unsung song in the heart of a thankful child.

* If you cannot give anything else to your loyal friends, the childred-give them a smile.

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