John Muir


[Robert Underwood] Johnson


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9lumber yards etc. But even the one main hall has a hog pen in the middle of the floor, and the whole concern seems hopeless as far as destruction & desecration can go. Some of that stink I'm afraid has got into the pores of the rocks even. Perhaps it was the oncoming shadow of this destruction that cause the great flood & the earthquake. 'Nature sighing through all her works giving sign of woe that all was lost' Still something may be done after all. The boundary line I have indicated on the map in dotted line as proposed above. A yet greater extension I have marked on the same map extending north & south between Lat. 38[degree symbol] & 37[degree symbol] 30' & from the axis of the range westward about 36 or 40 miles. This would include three groves of Big Trees, the Tuolumne Canon, Tuolumne


Martinez, [Calif]

Date Original

1890 Mar 4


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Reel 06, Image 0397

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