John Muir


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28 of Inds [Indians] [going] about the county so. The [ant] episode. That is our [ant] don’t you touch him. [He’ll] [bite] you [but]. Coffee drinker. [sketch: Pine Grove Church & schoolhouse] Startling effect of good old fashioned old-flavored Methodist meeting in this wild rough glen. 200 ft from our camp heard all the [hymns] Miner had his arm dislocated at shoulder a doctor was brought from Aurora who was not successful because as the boys said he didn’t give him enough [cauliform] to make him limber. The Gold Hill man limbered him. I was taken for the doctor

29 “Dislocated his humerous” The isolation of place shown by the fact that when the rattle of the buggy from Gold Hill was heard by the boys they said at once “There comes the Doctor [now]” Very beautiful dark rich rose-colored phlox small. Also larger one in Pine Range. The range is black with pine the most extensive one-species woods on this side the Continent perhaps in America Lewisia v [very] ab on summit slope. Inds [Indians] more numerous in P.G [Pine Grove] than whites. Sit under trees in picturesque groups laugh & joke. Children allowed their way happy they must be when escape from basket. Many work on ranches [Walker] [River]

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