John Muir



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""The scenery is perfectly enchanting, smooth blue lake-like water reaches, wooded shores sweeping onward in beautiful curves around bays and capes, and jutting promontories innumerable. Islands too ... all richly feathered with tall spiry evergreens, and doubling their beauty in reflections on the bright mirror waters. A more charming composition of sky, land and water I have never yet beheld.""


San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, Aug. 29, 1879


p. 1, col. 3

Notes of a Naturalist. John Muir on Puget Sound and Its Lovely Scenery. Forest Belts-Mount Rainier-Thriving Towns-Coal Fields. (Special Correspondence of the Bulletin.) Seattle, Washington Territory, June 28, 1879.



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