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First Ascent of Shasta Butte (PDF)
Article published August 28, 1854 in The Daily Herald (San Francisco) contains the narrative of E.D. Pierce, a member of the party making the first ascent of Mount Shasta.

Second Ascent of Shasta Butte (PDF)
The first ascent of Mount Shasta was doubted by many people, so a second ascent was made about five weeks later. The Daily Herald published this article on October 9, 1854 to "fully convince all those who were inclined to doubt the truth of the statement of the first party."

The First Female (PDF)
Article published September 25, 1888 in the Mt. Shasta Herald about the first woman to reach the summit of Mt. Shasta.

Up Shasta in '56 (PDF)
Reprint of a 1856 article about the first ascent of Mt. Shasta by women.

Shasta in Winter (PDF)
John Muir tells of his November 1874 solo ascent of Mount Shasta in a snowstorm. This ascent should not be confused with his April 30, 1875 ascent with Jerome Fay, when both were trapped overnight on the mountain by a storm.

Snow-Storm on Mount Shasta (PDF)
John Muir describes the singular beauty of Mount Shasta, discusses the botanical zones, then relates his April 30, 1875 ascent with Jerome Fay where they are caught near the summit in a snow storm and survive by lying in the hot sulphur springs.

A Perilous Descent (PDF)
Account of an early climbing accident on Mount Shasta in 1891.

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