John Muir


[Robert Underwood] Johnson


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3Mr Fields is the one Commissioner who is devoutly trying to mend Yosemite matters. He it was who brought in Mr. Radford & who told me that since he had done so he wanted me to stand in with him. I have little hope for Yosemite. As long as the management is in the hands of eight politicians appointed by the every changing governor of California there is but little hope. I never saw the Yosemite so frowsy, scrawny, downtrodden as last August & the horsemen began to enquire "Has the Yosemite begun to play out." This year 2000 campers have entered the valley and only 1200 regular tourists, & in the Yosemite National park I have found more than a hundred for every one five years ago. I went down the [Munce?] to Tuolumne Canon thence to Crockers the Big Tuolumne Canon [diacritic]. Thence to the Yosemite [illegible]Ever yours John Muir


Martinez, Calif

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