John Muir


[Robert Underwood] Johnson


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2R.R. Co. & Stage Co want that will the legislature controlled by Boss Buckley do, Hence as I have said they will be their own reformers. As for the reservation being controlled by the federal government, this is of all things what the present management most dreads. In the Alta clipping I sent you yesterday you will see that Irish has already commenced to combat this possibility by declaring against imaginary vandalism in Yellowstone Park under federal management. Federal control outside & state control inside would says Mack "lead to sure & endless confusion in the arrangements for the transportation & other accomodation of visitors," that is for the Stage Co & Hotel Co. monopoly. Wouldn't suit Washburn & Co. The whole letter is a mere jingling juggling mass of words in which a vain attempt is made to hid his motives, while seeking to secure both the valley and its surrounding region to the present company as a monopoly. What the present company is to gain by


Martinez, [Calif]

Date Original

1890 Apr 20


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Reel 06, Image 0445

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