John Muir


Louie [Strentzel Muir]


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[letterhead]Yosemite Valley, Cal. June 3 1889Dear Louie - We arrived here about one oclock after a fine glorious ride thru the forests, not much dust, not very hot - the entire trip very delightful & restful & exhilerating. Johnston was charming all the way. I looked out as we passed Martinez about 11 oclock & it seemed strange I should ever go past that renowned town I though of you all as sleeping & safe Whatever more of travel I am to do must be done soon as it grows ever harder to leave my MRs & young. The foothills & all the woods & the valley are flowery far beyond what I could have looked for. & the sugar pines seemed nobler than ever. Indeed all seems so new I fancy I could take up the study of these mountain glories with fresh en-thusiasm as if I were getting into a sort of second youth or dotage or something of that sort. The Governor Waterman was in our party, big burly & somewhat00212


Yosemite Valley, [Calif]

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1889 Jun 3


Original letter dimensions: 28.5 x 21.5 cm.

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