John Muir


Alden Anderson


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2sugar pine region, the best & most essential part of the park, should I think be taken up by government at a fair price or condemned. Whether this may be done or not I don't know.No sooner are the boundaries of a forest reserve or park established than interested parties begin to try to break through them. In 1895 a determined effort was made to have the area of the Yosemite Park reduced nearly one half. The first & the smallest forest reserve I ever heard of was in the Garden of Eden. Its boundaries were drawn by the Lord himself & embraced only one tree, yet even so moderate a reserve as this was attacked. And I doubt not


Martinez [Calif.]

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1904-07-13 00:00


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