Due to the fire, Wylie left Chicago in 1871 and moved to northern California. While based in San Francisco, she made trips to Red Bluff and other communities. Her pen-&-ink sketches were highly praised by the local press.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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