[Theodore P.] Lukens
us to mountain club in South sheep in mts excess want to have them removedMartinez, Jan. 10, 1899.My dear Lukens,I am glad to know you look favorably on a mountaineering club for your end of the state & I send you the first Mazama bulletin for ideas. You are so far from S.F. you need a club there in the south. The more clubs the better for we are going to have a good deal of work in the reservations. The sheepowners in particular are already giving trouble & promise more next season. I have just learned from Mr Bartlett, Forest Supervisor of Sierra Reservation that 200,000 sheep invaded & desolated the reservation last summer under a temporary concession made by the Secretary Bliss & now thus encouraged certain land & timber speculators combined
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