John Muir



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Noting the public interest in saving the Calaveras Grove, which was threatened by lumbermen, Muir writes: "We are often told that the world is going from bad to worse, sacrificing everything to mammon. But this righteous uprising in defense of God's trees in the midst of exciting politics and wars is telling a different story .... " He makes a plea for saving many more of the Sequoia Gigantea, and concludes saying, "While the iron of public sentiment is hot let us strike hard. In particular, a reservation or national park of the only other species of Sequoia, the sempervirens ... should be quickly secured. It will have to be acquired by gift or purchase, for the Government has sold every section of the entire redwood belt from the Oregon boundary to below Santa Cruz." The manuscript of this article was found in Muir's papers after his death.


Sierra Club Bulletin, v. 11, no. I


pp. [1]-4

Save the Redwoods.



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