John Muir


[Robert Underwood] Johnson


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4work. Mr. Hutchings had built a small sawmill to get lumber for the cottages that are still standing about the old hotel. But the mill would not work. While I was camped in the valley Mr. Hutchings came to my fire one night & asked me whether I knew anything about mills. I told him I was a millwright. He then requested me to look at his mill & tell him whether or no I could make it work. Next day I told him the waterwheel & the machinery in general would have to be made over again. He then prevailed on me to undertake the job at $90.00 per month & board. I put in new machinery of the simplest kind, & by the end of winter had made


Martinez, [Calif]

Date Original

1890 Oct 24


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Reel 06, Image 0691

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