John Muir



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William and Maymie Kimes Annotation

""Alaska is covered with a network of deep, cool, perennial streams, that flow on, ever fresh and sweet through grassy plains and mossy bog and rock-bound glacial canon, telling everywhere [sic], all the way down to the sea, how bountiful are the clouds that fill their ample fountains."" Of the thirty to forty rivers that had been discovered, Muir describes the principal ones: the Yukon, Kuskoquim, and Stickine. He closes his essay stating: ""The Stickine, like all other rivers of Alaska, is still young and imperfect, like a half-developed plant .... A short time ago there was not a single river in Alaska.""


San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, Jan. 20, 1880


p. 4, cols. 3-4

Alaska Rivers. Their Number and Characteristics-The Stickine. Sublime Alpine Scenery-An Alaska Canyon. Glacier Mud-Stupendous Glacial Phenomena. (Special Correspondence of the Bulletin.) Sitka, December 27, 1879.



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