Authors

John Muir

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Kimes Entry Number

A5

Original Date

1-19-1881

William and Maymie Kimes Annotation

After describing the geographical features of Alaska with the assistance of maps and charts, Muir draws a comparison, saying "this new country is large, and like a large man with a big soul, a great, kindly, loving heart, it is bounteous in blessing to man and beast. It would make, if divided, 500 States as large as Rhode Island, 250 as large as Delaware, and about fifteen the size of Ohio." Muir concludes with a discussion of the products, chiefly minerals, furs, and fish. For an interesting anecdote concerning Muir's trip to Sacramento, see the John Muir National Historic Site's newsletter, View from John Muir's Window, no. 9, June, 1974, p. 3.

Publication

The [Sacramento] Daily Record-Union

Page/Column

p. 3, col. 2

Resources of Alaska. Interesting Lecture by John Muir, Before the Sacramento Literary Institute.

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