Sarah M[uir] Galloway
of Washington, and the November one has the ascent of Mount Rainier. It needs a very clear day for us to get a glimpse of Rainier, it is so far away, and what a high mountain it is, I have had fine views of St Helens, Adams and Hood. how beautiful they are in the sunshine, all we see of them is covered with snow. When I was coming out here I had a fine view of Mount Shasta, it looked grand, the Shasta - springs too, were beautiful as they came rushing down the hill side at so many different places, and looked so clear and sparkling. I got up early enough to see what I could of the W[illegible]ette Valley but there was a great forest fire [raging?] at the time and I could only see a little way beyond the car. the country about Ashland and this way looked very pleasant with the large well kept Orchards and pretty homes. and fine [farms?]. About here, the country looks new although it has been settled a long time. I am glad your box arrived all right, and hope you found things as you expected. There must have been a wonderful, lot of things wrapped about your machinery, what they are I can hardly tell for Anna brought out every thing with her she thought worth
1902 Dec 3
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