Mary V. Worstell
3. [& 4]my lectures. In the summer of '98 I returned to the Yosemite Valley - happy as a queen! I secured many photographs which I use in my lectures. Since then I have added lectures on the Yellowstone and the big Arizona Canon [diacritic]. The Yosemite is clearly the favorite with my audiences, and naturally, for I love the Happy Valley better than any other place in the world. And the great forests that hem it in make a fitting prelude for the mighty fugue that the mountains sing. And now - I am doing what I never have done before - I am writing to thank an author for having written a book. I recently said to a well known New Yorker "I feel that I owe John Muir more gratitude than I can express, for in his 'National Parks' he has accomplished what I have tried to do - he has brought the glory and grandeur and
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