A. O. R.


John Muir


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[2] the great columns of water which you describe & Icannot understand how the crush of [the?] earth can withstand the force & impact of this these continual blows - remembering the effect of "Continual drip= =ping of water" - a single drop at a time I should sub= =pose the region would show great areas undermined & [illegible]out below the general surface - If such an effect were produced I suppose the geyser column in a given locality while not "changing its base" would see another tube to propel itself though or spreading[3]over large area lose its col= =lumnar form. In few words I cannot understand how one [great?] columnar gey= =sers can exist for many years - great many years in the same spot?The cherries you were kind enough to send were highly appreciated & com= =pared with those varieties carried in back to the days when my daily occ= =pation after school hours in Cherry time was to Climb a big Cherry tree in my Uncles yard on Washington City & think I was in the [illegible] confines of Paradise such01233


San Francisco, [Calif]

Date Original

1886 Jun 16


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.

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Reel 05, Image 0664

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