C. S. Newhall


John Muir


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[B][in margin: 784]In my travels last summer I was delighted to find how well your Rangers had protected the great Sierra Reserve. Only in one place did I see anything deserving severe criticism or complaint. This was a strip extending from the Middle Fork of the Kaweah through Cliff Canon to Timber Gap. It was devastated from end to end, & made to stink like a corral, by cattle which have also destroyed or damaged the trail. This is about as sad a job as even sheep could do. & cries aloud for correction. I heard lately that this same band of cattle said to belong to some one with a political pull, had been driven over Timber Gap & down towards Mineral King later in the season against all opposition thus destroying some of the best camp grounds of the region. Mr Hinds seems unable to stop him. I meant to write to headquarter about this but will not before hearing from you.Ever yours faithfully



Date Original

1902 Nov 6


Original letter dimensions: 26.5 x 20.5 cm.

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Reel 12, Image 0762

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