John Muir


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and clay. Some of it blue. The banks are only a few feet high, seldom more than 20 feet. After Petersburg is left in going up this river, 3 or 4 miles from the center, factories with tall chimneys line the banks. These are passed mostly at a distance of about 10 miles. Beyond the factory region all the way to the lake are many squalid or straggling old villages and handsome residences between them in comfortable looking seclusion. The little villages, little farms and residences. There are stretches of considerable extent that are forested to the bank edge or places down to the water’s edge, with pine chiefly and birch, poplar and willow. More than ½ the distance from City to Lake seemed wild and young in general views and reminded me of Alaska fiords. We made perhaps 30 or more landings at mills, factories of villages, letting passengers off and on. A good many of the young women of the upper class are good looking, though women in general are apt

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