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Title
A stand of mescal (agave) at the edge of a cliff overlooking the sea just south of the Rosario Plain, near the northern range of this species
Creator
Meigs, Peveril, 1903-1979
Date Created and/or Issued
1927-05-16; 11:15 AM
Contributing Institution
UC San Diego, Library, Special Collections and Archives
Collection
Peveril Meigs Baja California Research Materials
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Description
A stand of mescal (agave) at the edge of a cliff overlooking the sea just south of the Rosario Plain, near the northern range of this species. The plant most important to the Indians. The heart of the plant, roasted, was a major food, and the fiber of the thick leaves, or pencas, was used for making nets and sandals. This species thrives in the foggy coastal lands. [source: The Dominican Mission Frontier of Lower California. Plate 1a.]
Horace Byers
Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego, La Jolla, 92093-0175 (http://libraries.ucsd.edu/collections/sca/)
The plant most important to the Indians. The heart of the plant, roasted, was a major food, and the fiber of the thick leaves, or pencas, was used for making nets and sandals. This species thrives in the foggy coastal lands
A contemporary contact print of this image is available in the album documenting the 1927 trip.
[Title, Date]. Peveril Meigs Baja California Research Materials. MSS 530. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.
Type
image
Format
Black and white negative; 4 7/8 x 2 13/16 inches
Language
No linguistic content
Subject
Baja California (Mexico)
Place
Baja California (Mexico)

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