John Muir



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Enthralled with the scenery, Muir writes: ""Wherever you chance to be always seems at the moment of all places the best; and you feel that there can be no happiness in this world or in any other for those who may not be happy here."" Upon visiting the deserted village, Muir comments: ""These noble ruins seem to foreshadow too surely the fate of the Stickene [sic] tribe .... Under present conditions their only hope seems to lie in good missionaries and teachers, who will stand between them and the degrading vices of civilization and bestow what good they can.""


San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, Nov. 1, 1879


p. 1, col. 4

Wanderings in Alaska. A Lovely Sail-Majestic Mountain Views-More Glaciers. Visit to a Deserted Indian Village. Habitations of the Natives-Carved Images and Other Relics-Indian Rites-A Doomed Race. Fort Wrangel, October 12, 1879.



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