John Muir



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Muir's discourse on rattlesnakes is excerpted from Our National Parks, no. 237, pp. 63-64, 204-210. Illustrating the story is a large drawing of Muir in mountain attire, about to stamp on a coiled rattle snake. There are also three small inset drawings showing his other encounters with rattlers. A current picture of Muir and a laudatory review of Our National Parks by Edwin Markham complete the make- up of the page.


San Francisco Sunday Examiner Magazine Supplement, Jan. 26, 1902


p. [12], cols. 1-4

Why John Muir Never Kills Rattlesnakes. Since He Guiltily Slew Two Of Them He Has Found They Never Strike Save In Self-Defense, So He Lets Them All Go Unmolested.



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