C. C. Wayland


John Muir


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The cement made showed it to be of the finest grade made in United States,Observatory hill is also to be worked and the Davy Taylor farm will also be included in the deal as will the Sanderson farm now owned by Tames Mc Reath.The deeds are now up and several thousand dollars have been expended and very thing in readiness for work during the coming Summer, the mill will be erected on the knoll just west of where your home was built and some of the building will be nearly four hundred feet long, two stories high and eighty feet wide while ethers will have towers seventy feet high.The lake and marsh near observatory hill also contains marl and this will in time be transportated to the mill at the lake. The clay to combine with the marl is of a special kind and will be transported nearly one hundred miles from the north.I have read with interest some of your articles and thought that it might interest you to know what nature had stored away so close to your boyhood home.If you wish I will send you pictures of the lake and also other views showing marl etc. and copy of the prospectus of the company that has been organized.Very Respectfully, [illegible]03515


Portage, Wisc.

Date Original

1905-01-21 00:00


Original letter dimensions: 33 x 21.5 cm.

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Reel 15, Image 0097

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