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Exhibit item: H. W. HARPER, Universal Recipe Book: Containing Recipes Valuable to Every Tradesman, Artist, Merchant, and Lady, 1869

Exhibit item:
H. W. HARPER
Universal Recipe Book: Containing Recipes Valuable to Every Tradesman, Artist, Merchant, and Lady, 1869

Quotation:
H. W. HARPER
Universal Recipe Book: Containing Recipes Valuable to Every Tradesman, Artist, Merchant, and Lady, 1869

"POMADE FOR BEAUTIFYING THE HAIR:
GREEN BEAR'S GREASE.
Bear's grease digested with fresh walnut leaves and strained. This is repeated with more leaves till the pomade is sufficiently colored; it is then scented with oil of rosemary, thyme, and bergamot."

Quotation:
FRANKLIN AUGUSTUS BUCK
A Yankee Trader in the Gold Rush, 1930

"We had a rarity for dinner yesterday. I should like to send you a piece - a steak of a grizzly bear. It was the finest meal I have ever eaten, so tender and juicy. The bear was killed 60 miles above, on the river and was as large as a cow. They are not as hard to kill as you and I had read. This fellow was killed with three shots. The meat sold readily for 75 cents per lb."

Quotation:
JOHN MUIR
Our National Parks, 1901

" ...B'ar meat," said a hunter from whom I was seeking information, "b'ar meat is the best meat in the mountains; their skins make the best beds, and their grease the best butter. Biscuit shortened with b'ar grease goes as far as beans; a man will walk all day on a couple of them biscuit."

Quotation:
BAYARD TAYLOR
Eldorado: or, Adventures in the Path of Empire, [1850]

"As the rains drove the deer and other animals down from the mountains, game of all kind became abundant. 'Grizzly bear steak' became a choice dish at the eating houses; I had the satisfaction one night of eating a slice of one that had weighed eleven hundred pounds. The flesh was a bright red color, very solid, sweet, and nutritious; its flavor was preferable to that of the best pork."

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