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Weeks of dangerously high temperatures prevail in central California

California, 1857, zoomable map
06/20/1859 to 07/01/1859
Unusual and dangerously high temperatures were experienced through much of central California during these weeks, from the coastal towns to the interior valleys. San Francisco suffered several deaths from sunstroke, Upper Placerville reported the mercury at 115 degrees in the shade, and, at the Wells Fargo Express office in Oroville, employees recorded 114 degrees at their counters. (By John Osborne)

 

Source Citation: 
"California - Intense Heat," New York Times, July 29, 1859, p. 1.

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