Authors

John Muir

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Kimes Entry Number

056

Original Date

7-20-1876

William and Maymie Kimes Annotation

In this essay on the health-giving values of a ""good summer Sabbath"" in the mountains, Muir begins: ""Ho, weary town worker, come to the woods and rest!"" He laments how many are ""slaves, duty bound, business bound, in ways wholly unnatural and unpardonable."" Muir recommends an escape to the Calaveras Grove, where ""one no longer finds himself on the world, but in it, pervaded with the subtle essence of the woods.""

Publication

San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin

Page/Column

p. 1, col, 1

Reprint/Offprint

Reprinted in July 27, 1876 edition.

Summering in the Sierra. John Muir Shakes the Dust of the Town from his Feet and Flees to the Mountain. The Calaveras Grove-Some Facts About the Sequoia System. (Special Correspondence of the Bulletin.) Big Tree Grove, July 13, 1876.

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