[John Muir]


Strentzel [family]


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the Wassuck Range to the West of Walker Lake. I send you some Nevada prunes or peaches rather – they are very handsome & have a fine wild flavor. The bushes are from 3 to 6 ft high growing among the Sage. it is a true pruners whether cult could ever make is soft enough & big enough for cizilized teeth I Iinna Ken but guess so. Plant it & see it will not be ashamed of any pampered free or cling or even your oranges. The wild brier roses are in full bloom, sweeter & bounier far then Louises best, bonnie though they be I can see no post office ahead nearer then Austin Nevada which we may reach in three weeks The packs are afloat. Good morning.


West Walker River

Date Original

1878 Jul 11


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 12.5 cm.

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Reel 03, Image 0852

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