John Muir


[Robert Underwood] Johnson


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3utter ruin & rottenness like a stranded jellyfish trampled & decomposed. To argue with a dead man would be more hopeful labor that with John P. As to the sawmill business In the spring of 1868 I made my first visit to the valley wh lasted 8 or 10 days, then returned to the San Joaquin plains & worked in the harvest field to earn a little money. In the fall being anxious to see more of the valley I returned to it just before winter set in walking all the way up the mountains. I wanted to stay in the valley all winter for the sake of seeing it in its crystal garb & was therefore anxious to obtain


Martinez, [Calif]

Date Original

1890 Oct 24


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Reel 06, Image 0689

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