[Theodore P. Lukens]


John Muir


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As soon as it gets cooler, I do so want to take you by easy stages over my tree planting. I am sure when you see the wonderful demonstration, the proof that our mountains can be reforested and protected from fire, that you will write one of your articles for the magazines and help to hasten the time when the government will push the work along the practical lines as worked out. You will do it won't you?I hope we are to save the Hetch Hetchy. Your efforts will be mainly responsible if we do. I am wondering if you have known of the effort that Geo H. Maxwell is making to equalize the distribution of the water of the San Joaquin and Sacramento valley to take enough of the surplus water from the flooding districts of the Sacramento to redeem all that valley, and put such surplus on the unwatered lands of the San Joaquin. The cost would be $200,000.000s and would be $2,000,000.000= value to the state. We all know the great shortage of water in the San Joaquin for irrigation. what on earth will they who depend on


Pasadena, Calif.

Date Original

1913 Sep 16


Original letter dimensions: 27.5 x 21.5 cm.

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