John Muir


Louie [Strentzel Muir]


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[6]rank & green. The sod in general all through Dakota Min & Wis is now green without a hint of drouth. So far not one hot day has been encountered since leaving Oregon & now I’m feeling pretty well though rather weak & lanquid. I mean to stop with mother about ten or twelve days. Then go to Fountain Lake one day to see the lilies that used to charm me when a boy, & the Calopoyons & Cyprep[illegible] & Osmundas - & a few of the old settlers who used to care for me & lend me books especially Mr Duncan a Scotch Mason who still remembers me. Then on to Kansas City & Crete perhaps spending a week in the two places. I should like to spend a few weeks about the Lake Region to learn the glacial inscriptions recorded there but that would throw all the labor of shipping the muscats


Portage City, [Wisc]

Date Original

[1885] Aug 30


Original letter dimensions: 41 x 13 cm.

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Reel 05, Image 0396

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Page 6


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