John Muir


[Robert Underwood] Johnson


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5throughout the length & breadth of the Sierra. still the Sierra flora is not yet beyond redemption & much may be done by the movement you are making. As to the management it should I think be taken wholly out of the Governors hands the office changes too often & must always be more or less mixed with politics in its bearing upon appointments for the valley. A commission consisting of the President of the university, the president of the state board of agriculture & the president of the Mechanics Institute would I think be a vast improvement on the present commission. Perhaps one of the Commissioners should be an army officer. Such change would not be likely as far as I can see to provke any formidable opposition on the part of Californians in general. Taking back the valley on the part of the government


Martinez, [Calif]

Date Original

1890 Mar 4


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Reel 06, Image 0389

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