John Muir


Henry Randall


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4Tuolumne. When you visit Yosemite you will not find many of the old times inhabitants. Galen Clark, now nearly ninety years old is living in the Valley & is in good health. I also saw Old Coulter, George Kenny's fatherinlaw; George has grown up sons & daughters He is fat & heavy - perhaps drinks a little too much. but attends sharply to business with the Washburns in the saddle train business & I guess is pretty well off. The [Lirdig?] Hotel is gone, pulled down by the Commissioners & [Lirdig?] & his wife are keeping a hotel or eating house at Raymond for the [Washburn?] Stage Co. I saw them there not long ago. Black's Hotel has also vanished, & Mr Black died long ago. Mrs Black is still living. She visited me here several times a few years ago. There is only one hotel now in the [in margin: cedar cottage] Valley, on the river bank at the old Hutchings place. The Old Hutchings Hotel is now a picture gallery & lodging house The big Cedar tree is still growing through the roof. Hutchings Winter Cabin where we boarded & ate those memorable muffins is still standing but was full00215


Martinez, Calif.

Date Original

1901 Dec 20


Original letter dimensions: 27.5 x 28 cm.

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Reel 11, Image 1019

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