Muir McKelvey


John Muir


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[3]and quite rich. There is a great deal of the vally that is worthless at present on the account of alkali, but I think that it will all be reclaimed by a system of drains to wash out the alkali.A large percent of the area of the valley is below sea level and has a salt water table within twenty feet of the surface, but the Gov. experts say that a proper drainage systems will prevent the water table rising any closer to the surface.[1]June 1, 1905Mr John MuirMartinez.Dear Friend:-I have just received a letter from Mr Colby informing me that my name had been placed on the Sierra Club list at your request. I am sure I greatly appreciate and thank you for you rememberance of me.I would like very much to take a trip03576


San Diego Co. [Calif.]

Date Original

1905-06-01 00:00


Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 26 cm.

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Reel 15, Image 0505

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