As a self described
"amateur historian", Henry Lind gathered up his gear and car in 1941
with an idea. He wanted to retrace some steps of the old Lassen Trail
he had thoroughly studied during the time he was a part time summer
worker and volunteer at Lassen National Park. Henry lived in the California
"Bay area" in Santa Clara County but his heart and imagination rested
upon the "Trail" Peter Lassen tried to "forge". In a series of letters
to Ruby Swartzlow, the author of Lassen's definitive biography, Lassen:
His Life and Legacy (1964), Lind commented on the "Trail" and Swartzlow's
earlier article in the California Historian (it's present name)
"Peter Lassen, northern California's Trail-Blazer" (1940). Lind assisted
Swartzlow with map construction for the biography and she used several
of his photographs to assist in the graphic presentation of the trail.
consists of Lind's photographs and identification of place's he saw.
We were not able to present all of the photographs he took but have
chosen a representative sample. Included are photographs of his trip
back across Nevada.