To Start You Thinking -
Each of the dates in the table above is linked to a different bird's-eye view of Grass Valley. The images will open in a new window for you to study. Use the buttons ( ) in the upper left to zoom in and out. Drag the painting in the desired direction using the mouse to view a different portion of the display.
As you study each image complete the table in the Bird's-Eye View worksheet comparing and contrasting various aspects of the town and the surrounding region over the period from 1852 to 1889.
1) Write a general description of the changes in the landscape of Grass Valley and the surrounding hills over the approximately 50 years represented in the paintings. Specifically discuss changes in the vegetation you see in the paintings.
2) Describe the specific evidence in the paintings that allows you to draw conclusions about the use of timber products and the extent of that use in and around Grass Valley.