Samuel S. Shull
ST. JOSEPH. MO. AUg. 25" '10.Prof. John Muir, Martinez, Calif.Dear Sir: Yours of Aug 11 last yr came into my hands just now, again, while handling some of my papers that I had laid away. I note your kind invitation to "come and talk". Irecall very well that at the time I recd this invitation I fully contemplated that pleasure - for it would be quite a pleasure to me. But I hav e been so very busy that I have not had the opportunity to visit your "Golden West " since 1908.I do hope to be there next summer just after my boys get out of school - that is my "best time to "see the country".I am writing this letter to you thinking that I may call your attention to something that will be directly in your line : In[?] 1908, with my family, I landed at Sausalitu on the bay, then went on electric ry to Mill Valley where we waited for train to go up Tamalpais. While waiting at Mill Valley I walked up thevalley some five blocks or more and saw several circles of Sequo sequoias evidencing the spot where their forbears once stood.In one of these circles stood 51 trees, if my memory serves right, averaging in height over 100 ft. The parent tree was04863
St. Joseph, Mo.
1910 Aug 25
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