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John Muir

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seen at once from terrace. This place was the Sans Souci of Peter. Many of his tools shown.

July 4th. Went to R[illegible]. In Finland, Forest of Lindula, about 2 hours by rail and afoot and carriage, through a seemingly wild country after the immediate suburbs are passed. A perfectly flat sandy, gravelly region like Alaska, bogs in spots, mossy and f With Alpine plants, with considerable areas covered with Calluna heather. Where drained cultivated patches of rye and potatoes, vegetables, etc. Mostly forested. Clearing controlled by the Government. Near the Lindula, a stream 40 feet wide of brown water owing to drainage of sphagnum bogs, is the Forest of Lindula, planted by Queen Anna, 170 years ago. Here the ground is somewhat higher - 50 feet? Above the river. It was formerly a grain farm, the trees mostly Larix siberia with a few Picea excelsa

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1903

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Original journal dimensions: 9.5 x 16 cm.

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MuirReel29Journal09P20-21.tif

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Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

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Keywords

John Muir, journals, drawings, writings, travel, journaling, naturalist

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