John Muir


[Theodore Roosevelt]


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[in margin: From here][in margin: our wild mountain parks are passed on, etc][in margin: to here]these sacred mtn temples are the holiest ground that the heart of man has consecrated & it behooves us all faithfully to do our part in seeing our wild mountain National parks are passed on unspoiled to those who come after us for they are national property in which every man has a right & interest, sacred temples the holiest places the heart of man has consecrated where devout worshipers may get in sight of God. Last Autum Wandering [thru?] the [gards?] & grove of H H with Keith when the leaf colors were ripe & the great living rock [about?] [illegible] rocks [illegible] radiant with life & [illegible] on d[illegible] repose.


[Martinez, Calif.]

Date Original

1908 Apr 21


Original letter dimensions: 31.5 x 19.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 17, Image 0431

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Page 3


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