John Bidwell


John Muir


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020829alone and several hours after the party had passed, the Indians made no attempt to molest me.But to return to the big three which I had seen. The conditions under which I saw it. The darkness that was coming on - the haste to leave as soon as I could see in the morning tc. must be my excuse for the meagre report I am able to give. This tree was, beyond a 10doubt, that huge wonder of the Calaveras grove of Sequoias known as the Father of the Forest. Though I entered the grove and found a hiding place for the night near the east side I saw no standing Sequoias. We had for several ayds been meandering among (to me) wonderful conifers, of which many must have been that monarch of all


Chico, Calif.

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