Authors

John Muir

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Kimes Entry Number

A27

Original Date

3-27-1912

William and Maymie Kimes Annotation

In relating his travels through South America, Muir says: "Along the Parana I discovered thousands of acres of the queerest forest I ever saw. The trees grow to a height of about 120 feet and the foliage is all a bunch at the top. It makes good lumber and the natives call it Brazilian pine." Concerning his journey to Africa, he says: "I had a good idea of running down the baobab tree of Africa, and so I went from Buenos Ayres to Cape Town. Some of these trees are thirty feet in diameter at the base and grow in queer shapes. I found plenty of these after leaving Victoria Falls." Muir had many interesting notebook sketches of trees and the mountainous country of Rhodesia.

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The [New York] Morning Sun

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John Muir Returns. Botanist Hunted the 'Monkey Puzzle' Tree in Brazil.

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