John Muir



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William and Maymie Kimes Annotation

After describing the caves as found in the mountains and along the seashores of California, Muir recounts his trip from Murphys through picturesque countryside to this Sierra cave. Of his visit he writes: ""Here we lingered and reveled, rejoicing to find so much real splendor in the darkness, such profusion of beauty without overabundance; a building ever in process of construction, yet ever finished; developing from perfection .... ""


San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin


p. 1, cols. 4-5


Reprinted in Aug. 17, 1876 edition

Summering in the Sierra. John Muir Visits One of the Famous Mountain Caves of the Sierra. A Summer Day in the Mountain-Rural Homesteads-Cave City-Exploring the Cave-A Scene of Matchless Splendor. (From Our Own Correspondent.) Yosemite Valley,...



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