John Muir


Henry Randall


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6Flora's fate was very sad. you know she was a queer girl, When she grew up her parents sent her to school at San Francisco - but she was strangely unmanageable the teachers could do nothing for her & expelled her - then in Yosemite she became a ladies guide - dressed in mens clothes, rode like a cowboy or a Tomboy, & was a great favorite with the visitors. When she was about 17 years old, she was converted & was very devout. One day as she was guiding a party of ladies up the Glacier Point trail she dismounted in front of the Sentinel Rock & climbed up a few feet to get some ferns for one of the ladies. There is a small stream there & in climbing she slipped & got her feet wet in the icy current at a critical time, took sick died. In so simple a way notwithstanding her vigorous constitution & constant exercise poor Floy lost her life. She was sincerely mourned. She lies in the little graveyard a few hundred yards east of the old mill. I visited her grave last summer Al. May also lies there, deid long ago. Dick Horton was shot in a quarrel about the00215


Martinez, Calif.

Date Original

1901 Dec 20


Original letter dimensions: 27.5 x 28 cm.

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Reel 11, Image 1023

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Page 6


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