A Future Paradise For Mankind In South America. John Muir, Famous Naturalist of the Sierras, Home from a Year's Trip Abroad, Describes the Vast Possibilities of the Amazon Valley and Tells of Dangers That Threatened Yosemite National Park.

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A Future Paradise For Mankind In South America. John Muir, Famous Naturalist of the Sierras, Home from a Year's Trip Abroad, Describes the Vast Possibilities of the Amazon Valley and Tells of Dangers That Threatened Yosemite National Park.

Authors

John Muir

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Kimes Entry Number

A27-b

Original Date

4-21-1912

William and Maymie Kimes Annotation

It is obvious that this article was reprinted by The Dallas Morning News, May 4, 1912 (A28), with the exception of the Hetch Hetchy discussion in which Muir is quoted extensively (cols. 7-8). Muir grimly told the reporter, ""'We have some primeval forests out there on the Pacific Coast, some of the grandest in the world. But if we don't watch them day and night they will be destroyed by thieves and vandals. Just now . . . the politicians of San Francisco have been scheming to despoil Yosemite Park of one of its loveliest features, Hetch Hetchy Valley. In a book of mine on the Yosemite which The Century Company is publishing this month, I state the whole case, and I shall be deeply indebted if The Sunday Times gives it still further publicity, so that the people may be thoroughly warned of the danger which threatens their favorite playground."" The writer then obligingly quotes from The Yosemite (pp. 258- 270) Muir's scathing conclusions denouncing the dam project.

Publication

The New York Times

Page/Column

Sec. 5, p. 12, cols. 1-8

A Future Paradise For Mankind In South America. John Muir, Famous Naturalist of the Sierras, Home from a Year's Trip Abroad, Describes the Vast Possibilities of the Amazon Valley and Tells of Dangers That Threatened Yosemite National Park.

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