Sarah [Muir Galloway]


[Daniel and Emma Muir]


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[6]the house, at home we would call it a mountain, after we were part way up and had gathered so many of the lovely spring flowers and beautiful ferns, some I had never seen before, I said I am going to the top, so after a good many rests I stood on the highest part and what a beautiful view we had, the Valleys with vineyards and orchards with Martinez in the distance and the Bay beyond, then [Benicia?] on the other side, and the hills and mountains far away beyond that. Something would surprise you here and that is seeing the vines and orchard trees growing so far up on the hill sides, and so steep that the[7]men and horses have hard work to keep their footing while ploughing and yet the soil is such that things do well. Dan you said that "I would not do much climbing for a while," and you were right, that hill I climbed was the first since I have been here, but as I am usually well now I hope that it will not be the last. for I want to get the [views?] beyond them all around the place, and there are a good many. I suppose you will hear from Grace once in a while. she seems to be getting much better. her eyes seem to be a special difficulty now, she has had to commence wearing glasses, she has had


Martinez, Calif.

Date Original

1900 Feb 21


Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 11, Image 0109

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Page 4


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