Charles M. Skinner


John Muir


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THE BROOKLYN DAILY EAGLEBrooklyn, Nov. 14, 1902.Mr. John Muir:Dear Sir: You have done a service in the cause of literature, science and the American people in your description of the Colorado cañon in the Century. Won't you add to it by dropping a line to the President, urging on him the necessity for preserving that region as a national park? It would be easy to do that now, but after Arizona has been divided among half a million miners, lumbermen, ranchmen, farmers and speculators, difficult or impossible. The whole world elsewhere has not its equal, and the extension of the timber reserve involved in such a scheme of parking would also facilitate the irrigation schemes suggested by Mr. Roosevelt. I am sure he would heed your words where he would not read other people's.Yours Truly,Charles M. Skinnner03095


Brooklyn, [N. Y.]

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1902 Nov 14


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 13.5 cm.

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