John Muir


Louie [Wanda Muir]


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[Page 1] Sissons Station, Wednesday 3 P.M.

Dear Louie, Here is snowy Shasta once more and how fresh and inspiring and immortal it seems. Not even my first view impressed me so much. I saw its icy sculptured summit looming above the sugar pine woods this morning at half past four, just before reaching Sissons. We reached Delta at 7:40, and took the stage at 8 o'clock and bumped and rumbled all night. Yet I stood the trip well and had but little pain of any kind. Went to bed and get a half hour's sleep; could not sleep longer on account of strange noises. Mean to sleep tonight, get up at half past three tomorrow morning to take the stage for Oregon. The one day's rest and sleep seemed absolutely


Sissons Station [Mount Shasta, Calif.]

Date Original

1885 Aug 12


Original letter dimensions: 21 x 14 cm.

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1885 Aug 12 JM to Louie

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MSS 301 Shone

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