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The John G. Buxton Collection

Part 4


Also see:
 |  Part 1 - Introduction
 |  Part 2 - "Flower Stones" of Redondo Beach
 |  Part 3 - Seaweed Dolls by Mary E. (Mamie) Buxton
 |  Part 4 - Buxton Family Bible, Book of Pressed Flowers, A Polished Flower Stone


Buxton Family Bible


Noted "Lois Buxton January 1869" on the inside cover page one, shown below are the two pages near the back of the book of handwritten notes of people, places and dates.

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Book of Pressed Flowers


Some selected pages from probably Mary E. and Ruth Buxton's book of pressed flowers.

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A Polished Flower Stone


Around 100 years ago, a "Flower Stone" from Redondo Beach, California. Almost certainly cut and polished by John G. Buxton and then photographed by his wife Mary E. Buxton.

See Part (2) for full images (front and back) of the old photograph. The actual stone shown as the center piece in the old photo was found in a small case (shown below) with two other stones other than those in the old photo.

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Small case with three stones. Reverse side below. The stone on the right is identified by the Buxton's as a Flower Stone from Redondo Beach per their old photograph. The middle stone is a polished Turritella agate from the Green River Formation, Wyoming - identified by Joe Cocke, author of "The Fossils of the Palos Verdes Hills" published August 2015. The stone on the left is yet to be identified, perhaps another Flower Stone.




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