John Muir


Helen & [Annie] Wanda [Muir]


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[3][letterhead]a broad majestic steam on its way to the Gulf of Mexico, a journey of about 4000 miles. Here it makes two magnificent falls & then goes on through the famous many colored Yellowstone Canon. I hear the falls roaring now. & I have just got back from a walk to them. How they danced & sang & plunged in rainbow spray & how many flowers & trees grow about them some day you & Mamma must see them. though I thnk you would be afraid of the geysers. The Missouri is said to be the main Mississippi & the Yellowstone the main branch of the Missouri so the Yellowstone Lake must be the main or most influential source of the Missisippi. But look02124


Yellowstone National Park

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Original letter dimensions: 21.5 x 14 cm.

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Reel 09, Image 0306

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