John Muir


[Robert Underwood Johnson]


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The Season's Travel 1The arrivals at the hotels have been a little less than 1400 2 up to date. This is at least 500 short of what the average was prior to the commencement of the recent panic, dating back two seasons. People have felt too poor to travel. The member of campers has reached almost 2,000. This is a third more than an average. In the Great Register 1,990 visitors have registered as against 1,437 for last season. 1 Dated 1895 by JM.2 JM holograph revision “1300.” [Newspaper clipping from the Oakland Tribune1[?] Military ParksThe Federal Government has made three great reservations for military parks on the other side of the country. These are Gettysburg, Chickamaugo and Antietam. Two other reservations are proposed viz: Shilo and Vicksburg. This result is due largely to the Grand Army of the Republic in co-operation with the friendly support of much southern influence. These reservations are all battle fields in the soil of which Union and Confederate soldiers are buried, and to the memory of whom monuments have been erected. These military parks will be well preserved.The Federal Government has a military park at Yellowstone. There are no battles to be commemorated there. But the only way in which all the great national wealth could be preserved was by putting the entire reservation under military supervision. Yosemite Valley is something less than a military park. But some years ago it was found that the sheep herders were destroying all the young growth of the forests by fires, and the constant beating of the00863


Martinez [Calif.]

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