John H. Means


John Muir


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01675[letterhead]They own the Canal which has a total length of 114 miles and also about 25000 acres of farm land under it, part of which is under cultivation and I have to look after the company’s interest generally in the valley. Lamar is a small station on the [A T & S F?] R.R. in the Arkansas Valley 30 miles west of the Kans & Colo state line, near the eastern terminus of the canal. It is our first experience in so small a place & we feel lonesome some times when we cant bear it any longer we go to Denver or Colorado Springs & take a rest. As to the other boys of the class I can’t now recall all of the membership, I can only remember positively that Ed Stott, Leslie Sulgrove & myself were among the number, when I try to recall those times I get confused & cant remember distinetly at what time the other boys whom I can recall joined the class. Can you tell now who constituted the membership?. Ed Stott is the only one of all the boys that at any time because members of the class, and of whom I know any thing now, who still lives in Indianapolis. He at an early age entered the wholesale Milinery store of [Fohnley & McCrea?] on South Meridean st near the Union Depot & has remained with them ever


Lamar, Colo[rado]

Date Original

1893 Jun 5


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.

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Reel 07, Image 1036

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