John Muir


Annie [L. Muir]


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something about it you know that Mary said that the locomotive made a terrible fizzing well the falls make a terrible splash- ing the water in our lake would not last it half a second when Dan & I first saw them their enormous magnitude & grand- eur so stunned & overwhelmed us that we could not realize anything but when we had00352retired to the hills and returned several times we began more and more to see & feel that we indeed stood before the great Niagara the grandest sight in all the world Just in sight far away up is the calm blue Lake Erie farther down the waters become troubled and as they approach


Meaford [Canada]

Date Original

[1864] Oct 23


Original letter dimensions: 05.0 x 06.5 cm

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Reel 01, Image 0672

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