John Muir


[John] Strentzel


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[4]on the White Pine mountains – called Fox-tail pine by the miners on account of its long bushy tassels. it is by far the most picturesque of all pines, & those of these basin ranges far surpass those of the Sierra in extravagant & unusual beauty of the picturesque kind. These three species & the [ Fremont?] or Nut pine & juniper are the only comfe[illegible] trees I have thus far met in the state Possibly the Yellow Pine – (ponderosa) may be found on the Snake Range. I observed it last year on the Wasatch, together with one Abies. Of course that small portion of Nevada which extends into the Sierra about Lake Tahoe is not considered in this co[illegible]ion for it is naturally a portion of California. Cordially Yours, John MuirNest address, [underlined: Pioche Nevada] 00816


Ward, Nevada

Date Original

1878 Sep 28


Original letter dimensions: 31 x 20.5 cm.

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Reel 03, Image 0928

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Page 4


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