R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson
EDITORIAL-DEEARTMENT THE CENTURY-MAGAZINEUNION SQUARE NEW YORKMay 4, 1896.R. W. GILDER, EDITOR.R. U. JOHNSON,ASSOCIATE EDITOR.C. C. BUEL,ASSISTANT EDITOR.Mr. John Muir,Martinez, Cal.My dear Muir,I thank you very much for yourrecent letters and for the extracts in regard to the railroad into the valley. It seems to me that it would be a great mistake to have the railroad traverse any portion of the National Park, and I should therefore very strongly oppose any bill or other attempt to take it within the limits of the Park. The moment the railroad gets into the Park, good-by to the peace, wildness and security of the reservation. There is no reason why It should not stop at the border. It seems to me that this is a thing for the Sierra Club to take up and discuss [illegible] the Boone and Crockett Club of Washington D. C. which has defended the Yellowstone Park against railroad [illegible]. If the Perkins bill should pass, it would mean injury not only to the Yosemite but to the Yellowstone.I thank you very much for your invitation to go up to Alaska. Nothing would give me greater pleasure, but I fear it is out of the questioa this year. Gilder does not return un-the first of July, and there are other reasons why I could not undertake a long trip at this time. By the way, why do you go
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