Jno. T. McLean


John Muir


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[2]terville & Yosemite Road & the [Wallona?] Road. the Government to pay them the cost of their construction.It is an anomaly, & not in accordd and with the fitness of things, as you know, that the Govt. should establish this Grand Park, & invite our own people, & the people of the world, to visit it, & see its wonderful forest, rock & water scenery, & then allow them to be charged toll for passing over it. Secy of the Interior Noble realized this & sent a Commission to California to examine these roads. & to report to the Interior Dept. on their origin, title under our laws, length, cost, character of construction present condition etc. This report was made & the recommendation accompanied it that the Govt. buy the road, at the cost of their construction & make them free. Secy Noble sending this report to Congress with his favorable recommendation, Senator White has introduced a Bill in the Senate providing for this purchase to be made by the U.S. and Representative Johnson a similar bill in the House of Representatives & they are referred to the [illegible] in each House. Both our Senators and all our Representatives from Cal a favor the passage of this Bill. But it will need work


[Near Rawlins, Wyo., aboard train]

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Original letter dimensions: 27 x 20.5 cm.

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