John Muir



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William and Maymie Kimes Annotation

"Pyramid Lake is the most singular and beautiful sheet of water I ever saw, and I believe it surpasses anything on the face of the earth for picturesque grandeur .... "" Of Muir's first view he writes: ""It burst upon our vision unexpectedly, and brought us to an involuntary halt. We gazed in reverent silence and wondered at the beautiful sight.""


San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, July 31, 1878


p. 4, col. 1

Pyramid Lake. The Largest Body of Water West of Lake Superior-Charming Description of Little Known Country-A Rival of Lake Tahoe. (Correspondence of the Bulletin.) Reno, Nev., July 28, 1878.



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