John Bidwell


John Muir


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0208211pines, the Sugar pine.Besides, tho to me every thing was new and wonderful, there was at the moment no time to consider. And yet the impression that tree made upon my mind could not be forgotten.Ever after when the mention of big trees happened to be made, I never failed to tell0208212my big tree story.In March, 1844, when Fremont first came to California, I told him in the presence of Capt. Sutter, P.B. Reading, Col. Jos. B. Chiles and others, (at the breakfast table one morning at Sutter's Fort) of the big tree I had seen.Col. Chiles was of


Chico, Calif.

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Original letter dimensions: 22.5 x 14.5 cm.

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Reel 09, Image 0138

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