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California buffalo of long ago

Stock, Chester (1937) California buffalo of long ago. Westways, 29 (2). p. 29. ISSN 0043-4434.

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The vast range of the buffalo over the North American Continent just prior to the period of western exploration and penetration of its domain by the white man evidently did not include that great stretch of country lying between what is now Western Utah and the Sierra Nevada. Before the days of 'forty-nine, when the boundaries of California were not defined as they now are, the accounts of travellers that refer to the presence of buffalo in "Eastern California" relate in reality to their occurrence in territory lying as far east as Wyoming and Utah. While the north-south trending mountain ranges and intervening valleys of Nevada served effectively to impede the western movement of buffalo across this arid area, such was not the case in more northerly latitudes. In Oregon, for example, the modern species is known to have ranged to the Blue Mountains and as far west as the Harney Lake basin.

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