John Muir


[Charles Sprague] Sargent


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the best I can with a heart for any fate.We are having a hard fight again a lot of San Francisco politicians & speculators who are trying to spil Yosemite National Park by damming & destroying the Hetch Hetchy Valley, a counterpart of Yosemite, for a reservoir. & excluding the public from more than half of the park whose waters drain into H.H. I wish you could help [me?] in this. Pinchot is doing all he can in this destructive work against us. All the national parks are in danger By the way Yosemite Valley is in desperate need of a landscape architect to lay out roads & trails & thin out the undergrowth of young conifer You are the only one whose taste I could trust on so grand a job. Would you undertake it if offered? Remember me to all the family & believe me ever faithfully yoursJohn Muir


Martinez [Calif.]

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1909 Aug 10


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