[John Muir]


Louie [Strentzel Muir]


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Grand Hotel S.F.July 14 1889.Dear Louie its late but here is a bit you will like & I will write very fast part of todays composition. "The upper Snoqualmie Falls is about 75 ft high, with bouncing rapids at head & foot, set in a romantic dell thatched with dripping mosses & ferns & embowered in dense evergreens & blooming bushes. The road to it leads through majestic woods with ferns ten feet long beneath the trees, & across a gravelly plain disforested by fire many years ago, where orange lilies abound & bright shiny mats of the Kinikinik sprinkled with scarlet berries. From a place called "Hunts" at the end of the wagon road a trail leads through fresh dripping woods never dry - [Merten?] Menzies & Douglas spruce, & maple and Thuja. The ground is covered with the best moss-work of the moist01366


S[an] F[rancisco]

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1889 Jul 14


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.

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Reel 06, Image 0179

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