John Muir


Louie [Strentzel Muir]


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3talking time rambling over all the occurances of these 18 years since last we met - & as I lost some sleep arriving in the middle of the night I have not been feeling very well. I had a hard time in the yellowstone park though I saw so much to interest me. The forests, the parks, the canon, the falls, the lake, the geysers, the hot coral springs. I joined a party of three that I met on the cars & employed a guide & cook to furnish horses tents & do all the camp work etc. The roads & the weather & the food & the cooking were all very rough. In galloping along a smooth piece of ground my horses front feet broke into a hole & he fell head over heels pitching me ahead half a mile or so, whirling me over in somersaults in such a way that I was


Portage City, [Wisc]

Date Original

[1885] Aug 30


Original letter dimensions: 41 x 13 cm.

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Reel 05, Image 0390

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Page 3


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